depends_run and activation wowfunhappy at
Wed Mar 17 16:03:13 UTC 2021

> Imagine that you're reactivating the last (older) version of a port to support 32bit, or more fashionable, the last to support Intel architecture. You wouldn't want that to cause its dependencies to be upgraded/activated to a version that dropped support for that particular architecture. 

I imagine the desired solution would be to keep the final 32bit or intel version around as a separate port with its own dependencies, as MacPorts currently does in some cases for PPC and/or old OS's in general.

Anything else strikes me as extremely fragile. Those libraries could also be updated by an entirely different port, which actually needs the new versions.
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