Subject: Incorrect make update logic?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Klos <email@example.com>
Date: 09/20/2004 09:38:42
I just experienced problems updating packages on several machines. When
running a "make update" in textproc/expat, the systems tried to also
update Apache 2. However, because there is a security vulnerability, that
failed, but when the update continued, Apache 1.3.31 got installed to
satisfy something else being updated (probably ap-php4 or something like
Perhaps the logic of "make update" should present the security warning to
the user and return an error BEFORE the package is deleted, not after?
Also, shouldn't the failure in apache2 cause the whole "make update" to
P.S. Apache is a pretty major package - any word on what's holding up the