Just, FYI, "git checkout master" automatically does the tracking of a 
remote branch with the same name by convention. This is due to the 
"branch.autosetupmerge" configuration switch being on by default.

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:16:15 PM UTC+2, mike wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I managed to do the following:
>
> git checkout master
> Branch master set up to track remote branch master from origin.
> Switched to a new branch 'master'
>
> Then I merged release-2.2.16 to this branch. When done I pushed it.
>
> I checked and remote master now contains my changes.
>
> Thanks for all help!
>
> //mike
>
> On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1:41:41 PM UTC+2, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen 
> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:38:07 PM UTC+2, mike wrote:
>>>
>>> You've just checked out a commit as your HEAD that is the head of the 
>>>> origin/master branch. But you need to checkout a new branch master 
>>>> that will be a copy (local fork) of the origin/master or more probably 
>>>> you need to checkout your existing master and merge origin/master into 
>>>> it. 
>>>>
>>>
>>> How can I do that? Which command? Or do I do it from Eclipse? ( Attach 
>>> picture from Eclipse). 
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Can you try checking out "origin/master" as a local tracking branch 
>> "master"?
>>
>> On the command line you can do it like this:
>>
>> git checkout -t origin/master
>>
>> In Eclipse, maybe you can right-click the origin/master branch under 
>> "Remote tracking" folder, and do something like "track locally". Not sure 
>> as I haven't got Eclipse running here.
>>
>

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