At eclipse.org we wanted all git repositories to disallow non-fastforward
commits by default. So, we set receive.denyNonFastForwards=true as a system
configuration setting. However, this does not prevent a non-fastforward
force push. If we set the same configuration setting in the local repository
configuration then it does prevent non-fastforward pushes.
For all the details see this bugzilla, particularly comment #59 where we
finally narrowed this down:
This is on git version 220.127.116.11.
The Git book recommends setting this property at the system level:
http://git-scm.com/book/ch7-1.html (near the bottom)
Can someone confirm if this is intended behaviour or not. We ended up
using a script to set a local config property in each repository, but
with several hundred git repositories it would be much easier if the
system setting was honoured.
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