Looking for git

Scott Haneda talklists at newgeo.com
Fri Mar 19 22:16:13 PDT 2010

I have little experience with SCM/VCS's etc.
I am thinking it is time to learn git, and am going through the documentation and some tutorials.

There is a Mac OS X version listed here:

It is stable, with UB being supported.

I can not locate this in MacPorts.  Am I overlooking the obvious?  If so, can someone give me the port name please?

Looking at the INSTALL file in the source, first lines:
    Normally you can just do "make" followed by "make install", and that
    will install the git programs in your own ~/bin/ directory.  If you 
    want to do a global install, you can do ...

This leads me to believe that standard install methods are to install for yourself, in your own ~/bin.  If I were to make a Portfile, assuming one does not exist, am I breaking a tradition with git that it normally not be globally accessible?

Am I correct that if I were to set the git prefix in MacPorts to ${prefix}, MacPorts would error and disallow a local user directory installation?

Thank you.
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