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SubjectRe: GIT and the current -stable
On 04/14/2007 08:24 AM, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> I think adding these lines to .git/config would do the trick,
> after you have done the "checkout -b v2.6.20 v2.6.20" step:
> [branch "v2.6.20"]
> remote = stable
> merge = refs/heads/master
> [remote "stable"]
> url = git://
> fetch = refs/heads/master
> provided if stable team forks v2.6.20.y history off of Linus's
> v2.6.20.
> With the above configuration, anytime you say "git pull" while
> on your v2.6.20 branch will fetch from "stable" and merge their
> 'master' branch in your current branch (i.e. v2.6.20 branch).

Yes, this does seem to work, thanks. Was thrown of a bit by having named the
branch "v2.6.20". GIT and I disagree what it is that I want to happen when I
say "git checkout v2.6.20" if v2.6.20 is also a tag on master.

The pull behaviour does not follow further branches:

rene@7ixe4:~/src/linux/local$ git branch
* 2.6.20
rene@7ixe4:~/src/linux/local$ git checkout -b 7ixe4
Switched to a new branch "7ixe4"
rene@7ixe4:~/src/linux/local$ git pull
Warning: No merge candidate found because value of config option
"branch.7ixe4.merge" does not match any remote branch fetched.
No changes.

This might in practice not be all bad in fact, and I suppose I understand
how to "fix" it along the same lines as above.

But as happens very frequently with GIT, I get the feeling that I just don't
understand how it's all intended to be used. It seems that what I wanted
above is not standard? What would be expected use of the stable GIT repo?
Just cloning that outright into another repo?

A "GIT WHYTO" from someone with the oversight would be very useful...

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