Security related upgrades

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sat Jun 9 17:44:07 PDT 2012

On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 8:30 PM, Watson Ladd <watsonbladd at> wrote:

> Let's say a package gets updated because of a security issue. Will
> macports prompt to upgrade the dependents so they do not
> rely on broken packages, or is this something that
> the end-user always needs to be aware of?

MacPorts should deal with it.  Note that if the fix doesn't change the API
and the package uses dylibs (as is usual), dependents wouldn't need to be
rebuilt anyway; this is one of the big reasons for shared objects/dylibs.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
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