On Aug 16, 2010, at 10:16 AM, David Doria wrote:
> It seems like it creates a NEW branch because I get
That's really what you want though. You can think of the
remotes/origin/VTK-GraphConversions branch, as your local mirror of the remote
branch. You will never commit to it directly because then it wouldn't mirror
the remote server. That's why git puts you on a "detached head" when you try
to check it out.
So what you really want to do is create a local branch that is linked to the
remote branch, that you can then commit to and push back upstream. See my
previous email about how to ensure you get the upstream configuration set up
using the --track option.
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