On Tue, Apr 02, 2013 at 10:07:01AM -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:

>       It looks like git branch --set-upstream-to doesn't function with 
> 1.8.1.3 until I run --set-upstream. Is this a known bug?

No, but I do not think that is exactly what is going on.

> root@fuji-current:/usr/src # git branch --set-upstream-to 
> origin/pjdfstest-onefs pjdfstest-onefs
> fatal: Not a valid object name: 'origin/pjdfstest-onefs'.

This is complaining that origin/pjdfstest-onefs does not actually exist
Does it? If the pjdfstest-onefs branch exists on the remote, do you need
to do a "git fetch" to make sure we have a local
refs/remotes/origin/pjdfstest-onefs tracking branch locally?

> root@fuji-current:/usr/src # git branch --set-upstream origin/pjdfstest-onefs 
> pjdfstest-onefs
> The --set-upstream flag is deprecated and will be removed. Consider using 
> --track or --set-upstream-to
> Branch origin/pjdfstest-onefs set up to track local branch pjdfstest-onefs.

This did _not_ create the remote-tracking branch 
refs/remotes/origin/pjdfstest-onefs.
It created a new local branch called "origin/pjdfstest-onefs" (i.e.,
refs/heads/origin/pjdfstest-onefs), whose upstream is another local
branch "pjdfstest-onefs". That "backwards" order to the arguments is why
--set-upstream is deprecated; many people have made the same mistake.

> root@fuji-current:/usr/src # git branch --set-upstream-to 
> origin/pjdfstest-onefs pjdfstest-onefs
> Branch pjdfstest-onefs set up to track local branch origin/pjdfstest-onefs.

Note how it says "local branch" here; you are not tracking anything at
the origin. You are tracking a local branch that happens to have
"origin/" in the name.

-Peff
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