override local port

db iamsudo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 15:02:24 UTC 2017

I already have a local repo — I'd like a port in the rsync tree to exceptionally override the local one (higher preference) while keeping both in place.

On 2 Feb 2017, at 14:31, Mojca Miklavec <mojca at macports.org> wrote:

> On 2 February 2017 at 09:17, db wrote:
>> How can I override a local portfile without deleting it? I want to keep some ports locally, for example, after I submitted a new, locally tested port that made it in the repo, or when I want to keep an older portfile until I fully tested the latest version of an application.
> You can set up multiple local repositories. If you add the second
> local repository on top (with a higher preference), that other
> repository will "override" the first one (in case both contain the
> same port).
> One option is that you set up a local repository that consist just of
> symlinks. If you want to remove a port, you just delete the symlink
> and the original stays untouched where it was.
> One option is to use git manipulations (different branches and then
> switching between them, merging them, cherry-picking changes, going
> back to history, ...)
> Mojca

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