Fetch branch from github

Mathieu Arnold mat at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jul 25 13:45:39 UTC 2016

+--On 24 juillet 2016 23:38:18 +0300 abi <abi at abinet.ru> wrote:
| It is not. I read handbook - and I found no explanation how to fetch
| branch and failed to achieve results tinkering options randomly :P
| Here is example
| https://github.com/ZoneMinder/ZoneMinder
| 1. Account is ZoneMinder
| 2. Project is ZoneMinder
| I need a branch here, they have plenty of them. |GH_TAGNAME is working
| only for releases or for commit id. The latter tries master branch.|

You can't use a branch, because a branch moves, and the ports tree needs an
invariant distfile.

So whatever the branch you want to use, you still need either a tag, or a
commit id.

You can use git describe <branch> to get a more fancy commit id, like I do
for lang/perl5-devel.

Mathieu Arnold
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