On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Dun Peal <dunpea...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to share a symbolic reference - essentially, a named pointer to
> another reference - among multiple repositories.
> As shown in the code below, I can successfully create a local
> symbolic-ref `foo_ptr` to branch `foo`, but can't push it to a remote,
> in this case `origin`:
> $ git branch foo; git symbolic-ref foo_ptr refs/heads/foo; git rev-parse
> $ git push origin foo foo_ptr
> error: dst ref refs/heads/foo receives from more than one src.
> Is there a clean and reliable way to do that, or are symbolic
> references just not meant to be shared?
There is no support for symbolic references in the network protocol,
so they cannot currently be shared by git push or git fetch.
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