[Rd] Why R should never move to git
jorismeys at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 13:44:46 CET 2018
I can see that branch on your github. Remember that you have to reload the
github page to see the latest additions to your repo. It doesn't do that
On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 1:34 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>
> On 25/01/2018 7:03 AM, Iñaki Úcar wrote:
>> 2018-01-25 12:20 GMT+01:00 Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>:
>>> On 25/01/2018 2:57 AM, Iñaki Úcar wrote:
>>>> For what it's worth, this is my workflow:
>>>> 1. Get a fork.
>>>> 2. From the master branch, create a new branch called fix-[something].
>>>> 3. Put together the stuff there, commit, push and open a PR.
>>>> 4. Checkout master and repeat from 2 to submit another patch.
>>>> Sometimes, I forget the step of creating the new branch and I put my
>>>> fix on top of the master branch, which complicates things a bit. But
>>>> you can always rename your fork's master and pull it again from
>>> I saw no way to follow your renaming suggestion. Can you tell me the
>>> it would take? Remember, there's already a PR from the master branch on
>>> fork. (This is for future reference; I already followed Gabor's more
>>> complicated instructions and have solved the immediate problem.)
>> Sorry for the confusion: the step of renaming your master branch isn't
>> really needed, because you can pull the original master branch and
>> call it whatever you want in one command. The process is as follows:
> Thanks. I've tried some of this, and am a little confused.
>> 1) Add the upstream repo as another remote:
>> git remote add upstream https://github.com/the/original/repo
>> 2) Pull the upstream master with a different name:
>> git pull upstream master:patch2
> I've done all that, and now on my local copy I have a branch. I called it
> "upstreamMaster", because at this point it matches the upstream master, and
> I intend to maintain it that way.
>> 3) Edit, add, commit and push patch2 to your fork:
>> git checkout patch2
>> git push origin patch2
> I did this, except that the "..." contains nothing, because I want this
> branch to continue.
> But now my problem is that I can't see any way to tell Github about this
> new branch. I ran
> git push origin upstreamMaster
> and got
> Total 0 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
> To https://github.com/dmurdoch/manipulateWidget
> * [new branch] upstreamMaster -> upstreamMaster
> but that branch doesn't show up in the Github web site.
> Any suggestions?
> Duncan Murdoch
>> 4) open a fresh new PR from "patch2" (the first one is intact).
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