provide latest OS root certificates via port?

Henning Hraban Ramm hraban at
Sun Oct 31 10:46:46 UTC 2021

> Am 31.10.2021 um 10:37 schrieb raf <macports at>:
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 09:02:34AM -0700, Michael <keybounce at> wrote:
> And this will happen again and again as every root certificate becomes
> ancient and expires. So it would be nice to have an easy way to to keep
> a system's root certificates up to date, and hopefully, one day, operating
> system vendors will agree. :-) It'll get on the news when everyone's smart
> TVs stop working. :-)

These TVs will have stopped working long before their certificates expire. ;)
Then it’s just a problem for the restaurators in technical museums.

> But since it seems that there are few people using old macOS systems,
> it might remain a manual process.

I guess there are more than few people, but not everyone complains publicly.
I just silently installed the necessary root cert.

I’m working on a 2013 Mac mini and can’t upgrade further than 10.14 (don’t want to loose my 32 bit software, and I seem too stupid for VMs).
(I also just upgraded a 2012 Thinkpad Edge with a SSD and current Ubuntu, but that’s a different story.)

> Is anyone else on old systems
> able to run "/opt/local/libexec/mpstats submit"? I read somewhere that errors
> are silently ignored during automatic submission.

It’s not installed. To which port does the command belong?

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