Thank you for the insight, it is much appreciated! I will read the config
manual page as suggested.
On Sunday, November 9, 2014 9:33:30 AM UTC-8, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Nov 2014 14:30:05 -0800 (PST)
> > *Then I run the command*
> > $ git branch -u origin/master
> > Branch rel_010115 set up to track remote branch master from origin.
> > Local branches configured for 'git pull':
> > master merges with remote master
> > rel_010115 merges with remote master
> > rel_121214 merges with remote rel_121214
> > Local refs configured for 'git push':
> > master pushes to master (up to date)
> > rel_010115 pushes to rel_010115 (up to date)
> > rel_121214 pushes to rel_121214 (local out of date)
> > *I see that my pull has changed to master but not my push. What am I
> > missing or misunderstanding?*
> Making a local branch "track" a remote branch means defining for that
> local branch an "upstream" branch from which it should *merge.*
> Basically, the command you've run added something like this to the
> local configuration (.git/config file):
> [branch "rel_010115"]
> remote = origin
> merge = refs/heads/master
> Note that there's no "push = " or something like this.
> Instead, to define the way the local branches are pushed when the user
> does not explicitly specify what to update with what, you should tweak
> the push.default configuration option. It has lots of values, and the
> current default with git < 2.0 is "matching" which means only branches
> already existing in the remote repo with names those of local branches
> are pushed. Git 2.0 changed this default to "simple".
> I strongly urge you to read the gitconfig manual page, searching for
> the options starting with "branch." and also study the section on
> I reckon the reason for Git having these things working the way they
> are is that Git wasn't created with the centralized workflow in mind
> (in which you only ever push to a single repository, and always to the
> branch you've based your local branch on).
> The results you're observing is due to your push.default being
> defaulted (or set explicitly) to "matching". Switch it to "upstream"
> or "simple" (for Git >= 1.9) to make relations between your refs for
> pushing look the way you want them.
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