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Re: archer.git "master" deletion (+branches cleanup)

Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> Hello Jim,
> there was confusion with people trying to checkout "master" from archer.git
> expecting it to do something - but there is no such single branch for Archer.
> I tried to delete the "master" branch but I cannot:
> $ git push archer :master
> remote: error: By default, deleting the current branch is denied, because the next
> remote: error: 'git clone' won't result in any file checked out,
> causing confusion.
> remote: error:
> remote: error: You can set 'receive.denyDeleteCurrent' configuration variable to
> remote: error: 'warn' or 'ignore' in the remote repository to allow deleting the
> remote: error: current branch, with or without a warning message.
> remote: error:
> remote: error: To squelch this message, you can set it to 'refuse'.
> remote: error: refusing to delete the current branch: refs/heads/master
> To ssh://
>  ! [remote rejected] master (deletion of the current branch prohibited)
> error: failed to push some refs to 'ssh://'
> Could you please reconfigure it or also even delete the "master" branch there?

Hi Jan,

I've done as the diagnostic suggested and set this:

  $ git --git-dir=/git/archer.git config receive.denyDeleteCurrent warn

so you should be able to remove "master", now.

> It works as expected on my local test git repo.  Checking out nothing by
> default is IMO the best thing to do for archer.git.
> (The tags are left over there, nobody is using them in Archer.)

If you need help removing them, just let me know.

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