Install from HEAD instead current stable version?

Rainer M Krug Rainer at
Thu Jul 4 02:49:02 PDT 2013

Clemens Lang <cal at> writes:

> On Thu, Jul 04, 2013 at 11:10:33AM +0200, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>> So then I would have to install grass as usual via
>> ,----
>> | port install grass
>> `----
> Yes.
>> and then upgrade it and specify to use HEAD to fetch - how can I do
>> this?
> MacPorts has no way to do this from the command line like homebrew does.
> You need to have a Portfile that explicitly specifies what to download
> (where you can put in git HEAD, if you want).
> Since such a Portfile will not be accepted into the main port tree, you
> need to have a local portfile repository (as described in [1]), where
> you can put this modified Portfile for MacPorts to pick up.
> The guide also has all the information on how to fetch from git [2].
> [1]
> [2]

OK - understood. 

Thanks a lot,

> HTH,

Rainer M. Krug

email: RMKrug<at>gmail<dot>com

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