how does one switch to/checkout and switch back/free from stable to the master with the new Pkg?
pkg> add and
pkg> free (see their docstrings). Example:
(v1) pkg> add Example Resolving package versions... Updating `~/.julia/environments/v1.1/Project.toml` [7876af07] + Example v0.5.1 (v1) pkg> add Example#master Updating git-repo `https://github.com/JuliaLang/Example.jl.git` Resolving package versions... Updating `~/.julia/environments/v1.1/Project.toml` [7876af07] ↑ Example v0.5.1 ⇒ v0.5.1+ #master (https://github.com/JuliaLang/Example.jl.git) (v1) pkg> free Example Resolving package versions... Updating `~/.julia/environments/v1.1/Project.toml` [7876af07] ↓ Example v0.5.1+ #master (https://github.com/JuliaLang/Example.jl.git) ⇒ v0.5.1
interesting. ‘#’ is usually a comment. thanks. Is there a
Pkg.add() version, too?
Pkg REPL mode does not use standard Julia syntax (that’s what the
Pkg API is for).
As for versions, use e.g.
pkg> add Example@0.2.0 or equivalently
pkg> add Example@v0.2.0.
In case you forget the syntax, run
Also worth noting that unlike the old
checkout, the above solutions don’t give you the full git repo and you shouldn’t be editing anything inside those packages. If it’s your intention to do any modifications, do
dev MyPackage instead.
but is there also a
Pkg.add() version thereof?
free do? For example, right now I added
add VegaLite#master since the master branch is updated for 0.7/1.0. Eventually this will get tagged and I don’t need to track the master branch. So when that time comes i’ll have to manually run
free VegaLite or will it be automatic? And will I need to
AFAIK you need to
free, otherwise it will keep tracking
#master. But you won’t need to
I would encourage you all to read the manual: https://docs.julialang.org/en/v1/stdlib/Pkg/ . Every question that have been asked here have their answers in there.
From the docs:
free: undoes a pin, develop, or stops tracking a repo.
Just in case anyone else is struggling with the same problem and ends up here:
The command to check out a fork of a package (e.g. pull request) seems to be
(v1) pkg> develop [GitHub link]