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Re: archer.git "master" deletion (+branches cleanup)
- From: Jim Meyering <jim at meyering dot net>
- To: Jan Kratochvil <jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com>
- Cc: archer at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 17:31:00 +0100
- Subject: Re: archer.git "master" deletion (+branches cleanup)
- References: <20111226231836.GA32067@host2.jankratochvil.net>
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://sourceware.org/git/archer.git
> ! [remote rejected] master (deletion of the current branch prohibited)
> error: failed to push some refs to 'ssh://sourceware.org/git/archer.git'
> Could you please reconfigure it or also even delete the "master" branch there?
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.