Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#41842 closed update (fixed)

Please update libPNG to current version, 1.6.7

Reported by: gallafent Owned by: ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 2.2.1
Keywords: Cc: cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)
Port: libpng


At the moment, the version available in MacPort is 1.5.17.

Current version is 1.6.7 according to

(although: is there a strong reason to stay back on the 1.5 branch?)

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: ryandesign@… removed
Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to ryandesign@…
Status: newassigned

There were problems updating libpng from 1.2 to 1.4 and from 1.4 to 1.5: changes made in those versions of libpng caused other programs to fail to build, so we waited a long time after those versions were released to update the port, in the hopes that other programs would have been updated by then to be compatible.

That doesn't appear to be the case with 1.6. I've been running my main MacPorts installation with 1.6 since it came out and have not encountered any build issues with other ports, so I do intend to update the port without delay. The only difficulty with doing that is the necessity of identifying all ports depending on libpng and increasing their revisions to rebuild them.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)

Cc: egall@… added

Cc Me!

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Updated libpng to 1.6.7 in r115018.

Revbumped all the ports depending on it in r115019.

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