# M I C R O S O F T H A C K ! # It turns out that the Mac Office (2008) rolled their own solution to roots. # The X509Anchors file used to hold the roots in old versions of OSX. This was # an implementation detail and was NOT part of the API set. Unfortunately, # Microsoft used the keychain directly instead of using the supplied APIs. When # the X509Anchors file was removed, it broke Mac Office. So this file is now # supplied to keep Office from breaking. It is NEVER updated and there is no # code to update this file. We REALLY should see if this is still necessary
Wasn’t Office 2008 a 32-bit app, in which case it would’ve stopped working long ago when they dropped 32-bit support from the operating system?