On Jul 1, 8:00 pm, Trans <transf...@gmail.com> wrote: > I tried to push my tags for the first time and an old tag is throwing > an error: > > $ git push --tags > To g...@github.com:proutils/vclog.git > ! [rejected] 1.4.0 -> 1.4.0 (non-fast forward) > error: failed to push some refs to '....@github.com:proutils/ > vclog.git' > > But my current tag is 1.7.0. What's going here> 1.4.0 is old. How do I > fix this?
First of all, Git has no such concept as "current tag". A tag is simply a file which contains the name of a certain existing commit. Tags do not move between commits; they are "sticky" (to the commits they point to). When you do `git push --tags`, git tries to push all local tags from your local repository to the remote repository; any tags which are missing on the remote side are created there and any tags which point to different commits are meant to be replaced. Now, to be honest, I don't quite get what happens in your case: I always thought updating of tags cannot be rejected, and the concept of "fast-forward" does only apply to merges and pushing of branches. So, to me, this error message appears to be nonsensical. But I have one idea for you to explore: github may have certain hooks set up which prevent replacement of tags. That is, tags may be kind of read-only. I'm not sure if it at all possible but this would explain your problem. You can do several things to cope with this: a) Fetching from remote overwrites local tags unless you tell `git fetch` not to. Hence you can try to do `git fetch` and then retry your push. b) You can try to do `git push --tags --force` and see if this will forcibly overwrite remote tags. c) You can try to delete the remote tag using `git push origin : 1.4.0` followed by `git push --tags`. What to do depends on what repo you think is correct. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To post to this group, send email to git-us...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/git-users?hl=en.