Re: privoxy-pki-bundle not Behaving as Desired – Request for Assistance

Steven Smith steve.t.smith at
Sat May 21 17:40:58 UTC 2022

Thank you for the helpful answers.

Is there a way to achieve the second objective: prevent MacPorts from building and caching its own copy of the port contents, which for this port will inevitably be filled with expired certificates?

Right now, avoiding this issue requires installing the port from “source” with `port -s install`.

> On May 19, 2022, at 11:02 PM, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at> wrote:
> On May 17, 2022, at 4:31 PM, Steven Smith <steve.t.smith at> wrote:
>>> Whenever the curl-ca-bundle port is updated to a new version, the privoxy-pki-bundle port's revision should be increased so that it rebuilds with the new bundle.
>> Thank you.
>> This is the part that I was hoping is automatic, without updating a revision: the depends_lib would see that the “library” that the port depends upon has been updated, and rebuilds itself because of the updated library dependency. All without modification of the Portfile.
>> I infer from your response that this isn’t how depends_lib works.
> Nope, there's no way (currently) to have a port declare that it needs to be rebuilt if a dependency is updated (it would be a really nice feature to add to base, though).
> -- 
> Daniel J. Luke

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