[Numpy-discussion] installing different tag or branches from git source

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Thu Oct 14 07:41:36 CDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Vincent Davis <vincent@vincentdavis.net>wrote:

> Ok so this is more of a git question but and I think it might be
> simple I just don't get it.
> Lets say I get a copy of numpy,
> $git clone http://github.com/numpy/numpy.git
> and now I what install the 1.4.1 release which is a "tag"
> or
> I want to install 1.4.x maintenance which is a "branch".
> My understanding is that git clone get everything, I kinda get how I
> can switch branches git checkout maintenance/1.4.x not sure about how
> to do this with tags and not really sure what this actually does.
> So is this right?
> If I
> git clone http://github.com/numpy/numpy.git
> git checkout v1.4.0
> I will not have release 1.4.0 source in my numpy folder?

if not=now, then yes.

> and
> git checkout maintenance/1.4.x
> I will have the maintenance/1.4.x source in my numpy folder?


> I got the link to
> http://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy/dev/gitwash/index.html from another
> email tread but I don't think it can be found by starting at
> http://www.scipy.org/Developer_Zone
> How does one add a link to that page?

It's a wiki, the edit button (the talk cloud icon) works for me.


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