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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-09-16 23:28:38 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-09-17 04:47:47 (GMT)
commitfa79937675600ad5dda5031c532097a0461d843e (patch)
tree9925448c72df68baeba5ea5585daa212ad34b16d /branch.h
parent587a9ee7da348f5e6696720d770d0e0da597827c (diff)
branch --set-upstream: regression fix
The "git branch" command, while not in listing mode, calls create_branch() even when the target branch already exists, and it does so even when it is not interested in updating the value of the branch (i.e. the name of the commit object that sits at the tip of the existing branch). This happens when the command is run with "--set-upstream" option. The earlier safety-measure to prevent "git branch -f $branch $commit" from updating the currently checked out branch did not take it into account, and we no longer can update the tracking information of the current branch. Minimally fix this regression by telling the validation code if it is called to really update the value of a potentially existing branch, or if the caller merely is interested in updating auxiliary aspects of a branch. Reported-and-Tested-by: Jay Soffian Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'branch.h')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/branch.h b/branch.h
index 01544e2..1285158 100644
--- a/branch.h
+++ b/branch.h
@@ -20,8 +20,18 @@ void create_branch(const char *head, const char *name, const char *start_name,
* interpreted ref in ref, force indicates whether (non-head) branches
* may be overwritten. A non-zero return value indicates that the force
* parameter was non-zero and the branch already exists.
+ *
+ * Contrary to all of the above, when attr_only is 1, the caller is
+ * not interested in verifying if it is Ok to update the named
+ * branch to point at a potentially different commit. It is merely
+ * asking if it is OK to change some attribute for the named branch
+ * (e.g. tracking upstream).
+ *
+ * NEEDSWORK: This needs to be split into two separate functions in the
+ * longer run for sanity.
+ *
-int validate_new_branchname(const char *name, struct strbuf *ref, int force);
+int validate_new_branchname(const char *name, struct strbuf *ref, int force, int attr_only);
* Remove information about the state of working on the current