Solved.
I was able to see the information on "Disconnect" for Eclipse Juno 
(although the menu screen shots were not the same as mine) I was able to 
disconnect and then delete the project (after backing up everything), 
create a new package, and import it.  Worked well, thanks.

On Thursday, 28 February 2013 23:08:37 UTC-8, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen 
wrote:
>
> On Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:38:17 PM UTC+1, Shellback3 wrote:
>
>> Eclipse Juno on Ubuntu 12.004
>>
>> About 5 months ago I attempted use git with one of the packages in my one 
>> of my projects. I had never used git and got quite frustrated when 
>> following a tutorial as, pretty quickly, my screen didn't match the 
>> tutorial screen shots and some things just didn't work. I got sidetracked 
>> for some time with more important work and am now getting back to coding 
>> this project. I've also figured out that git is not appropriate for what 
>> I'm doing and want to remove my package from the local git repository and 
>> restore it to control of the Package Manager. The local git repository is 
>> in the workspace.
>>
>> Here are some (shortened) paths:
>>
>> Package Explorer - before git
>>  airborne.nodes
>>    ->/.../development/WorkspaceAirborne/airborne.nodes
>>
>> Package Explorer - with git
>>  airborne.nodes [nodes master]
>>    ->/.../development/hpairborne/nodes/airborne.nodes
>>
>> Git Repositories
>>  hpairborne [NO-HEAD]
>>    ->/.../development/hpairborne/.git
>>
>>  nodes [master]
>>    ->/.../development/hpairborne/nodes/.git
>>
>> If I highlight the git repository and right click among the options is 
>> "Delete". If I select that, is the code in the repository deleted or does 
>> it just remove pointers to it?
>>
>> How do I proceed to restore the Eclipse package?
>>
>
> I'm a bit rusty on my EGit, but I believe what you want to do is to 
> "Disconnect" the repository/project from within Eclipse:
>
>
> http://help.eclipse.org/helios/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.egit.doc%2Fhelp%2FEGit%2FUser_Guide%2FReference.html
>
> "*Disconnect* - Disconnect the attached Git Team Provider from this 
> project. The git repository still exists but is no longer integrated with 
> Eclipse."
>
> Now, this will remove Eclipse's "binding" to the Git repository, meaning 
> that Eclipse will treat it as just a normal project folder on the disk. 
> There won't be any more Team/remote actions available. Eclipse won't care 
> that the project is Git repository, at least not until you re-import it 
> again, or do Team -> Share -> Git to reconfigure the binding.
>
> However, on disk it will still be a Git repository, as there is the .git 
> directory inside it. If you want to completely drop all history, but keep 
> the project as it is, delete the .git subdirectory (warning: maybe keep a 
> backup of it somewhere if you're afraid of losing data).
>

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