Pushes must already (by default) update to a commit-ish due to the fast-
forward check in set_ref_status_for_push(). But rejecting for not being
a fast-forward suggests the situation can be resolved with a merge.
Flag these updates (i.e., to a blob or a tree) as not forwardable so the
user is presented with more appropriate advice.
While updating *from* a tag object is potentially destructive, updating
*to* a tag is not. Additionally, a push to the refs/tags/ hierarchy is
already excluded from fast-forwarding, and refs/heads/ is protected from
anything but commit objects by a check in write_ref_sha1(). Thus
someone fast-forwarding to a tag is probably not doing so by accident.
Since updating to a tag is benign and unlikely to cause confusion, allow
it in case someone finds the behavior useful.
Signed-off-by: Chris Rorvick <ch...@rorvick.com>
remote.c | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
diff --git a/remote.c b/remote.c
index f5bc4e7..ee0c1e5 100644
@@ -1291,6 +1291,11 @@ static inline int is_forwardable(struct ref* ref)
if (!o || o->type != OBJ_COMMIT)
+ /* new object must be commit-ish */
+ o = deref_tag(parse_object(ref->new_sha1), NULL, 0);
+ if (!o || o->type != OBJ_COMMIT)
+ return 0;
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