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diff --git a/remote.c b/remote.c
index 6833538..04fd9ea 100644
--- a/remote.c
+++ b/remote.c
@@ -1100,6 +1100,9 @@ static int match_explicit(struct ref *src, struct ref *dst,
case 0:
if (!memcmp(dst_value, "refs/", 5))
matched_dst = make_linked_ref(dst_value, dst_tail);
+ else if (is_null_sha1(matched_src->new_sha1))
+ error("unable to delete '%s': remote ref does not exist",
+ dst_value);
else if ((dst_guess = guess_ref(dst_value, matched_src)))
matched_dst = make_linked_ref(dst_guess, dst_tail);
else