libxml2 2.9.4 config error #54070 wontfix

db iamsudo at
Wed May 31 12:36:16 UTC 2017

On 30 May 2017, at 17:08, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> To fix this to your satisfaction, i.e. in a way that the user does not encounter an error message that they have to fix manually, we would have to modify every port that has such a configure script to tell it to only use the system versions of those utilities even if the MacPorts versions are installed. Alternately, we would have to make each of those ports declare dependencies on each of the utilities it opportunistically uses, even if they're not necessary. Either solution means modifying hundreds or thousands of ports, and ensuring that newly added ports follow this strategy too. So far, we've been unwilling to do this. 
> Another solution is to use trace mode (the -t flag). Maybe one day MacPorts can default to doing so. For now, it reduces MacPorts performance by 50% so it's opt in rather than opt out.

When running port upgrade outdated, couldn't base just deactivate those utilities, upgrade them first and unattended rebuild broken ports/files, which is what the user eventually does manually?

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