On Aug 13, 10:44 pm, David Bruce <davidstuartbr...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Along these lines, we are in a somewhat similar situation.  Basically,
> we have had a major feature branch for a GSoC project, and this branch
> has now substantially diverged from master.  However, the divergence
> is almost completely due to equivalent work that was done first in
> master, and then re-done "by hand" in the feature branch because it
> was too hard to merge (we are git noobs).  So, we want to make master
> point to the new branch, and rename master to something like
> old_master for safekeeping.  So it looks like we should first create a
> branch (or tag) to save the tip of master, and then hard reset master
> to the tip of the feature branch.
If you will rename branches, as Rick proposed, there's no need to tag
the original master's tip. The whole idea of such tagging is just to
have a convenient temporary throw-away name.

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