[Debian-med-packaging] Policy: git configuration

Shaun Jackman sjackman at gmail.com
Wed May 5 17:37:29 UTC 2010


I'm a git newbie, and I stumbled around a bit before I found this git
configuration gem:
git config branch.master.remote origin
git config branch.master.merge refs/heads/master

Could these please be added to the git section of the policy:

This isn't exactly policy though. Perhaps we need to separate the
policy document into policy and "Stuff for New Maintainers".


$ git pull
You asked me to pull without telling me which branch you
want to merge with, and 'branch.master.merge' in
your configuration file does not tell me, either. Please
specify which branch you want to use on the command line and
try again (e.g. 'git pull <repository> <refspec>').
See git-pull(1) for details.

If you often merge with the same branch, you may want to
use something like the following in your configuration file:

    [branch "master"]
    remote = <nickname>
    merge = <remote-ref>

    [remote "<nickname>"]
    url = <url>
    fetch = <refspec>

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