Creating xfce-4.6 branches on git don't work

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Sat Sep 12 17:05:32 CEST 2009


I just had like to expose the fact that for the project xfce4-vala (it
concens also the other projects) I wasn't able to create a branch
named xfce-4.6, creating branches with other names work however. The
returned error is something like "non-fast-foward updates are not
allowed for _xfce stable branches_".

$ git push origin origin:refs/heads/xfce-4.6
error: src refspec origin does not match any.
error: failed to push some refs to
To prevent you from losing history, non-fast-forward updates were rejected.
Merge the remote changes before pushing again.
See 'non-fast forward' section of 'git push --help' for details.

$ git branch xfce-4.6
$ git checkout xfce-4.6
$ git push
Total 0 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
Non-fast forward update not allowed for xfce stable branches.
error: hooks/update exited with error code 1
error: hook declined to update refs/heads/xfce-4.6
To ssh://
 ! [remote rejected] HEAD -> xfce-4.6 (hook declined)
error: failed to push some refs to


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