It is fairly common for users to find an update to a port that won't build on
their system for some reason.
It would be nice to have a simple command, like
port peg PORTNAME
that stops the port from attempting to update until the peg is released. Such a
command does exist in other package mgmt systems.
This can be done manually with a local repo, but it is a bit of a PITA to do
that for casual users.
Perhaps MacPorts could have a built-in local repo, and "port peg PORTNAME"
would copy the current portfile out of the installed registry in there. That
sounds pretty easy to do.
Perhaps there is some easy way to keep a list of ports that are ignored for
port upgrade outdated.