Long ago I added a remote to my repo. It is set to track what was then
WordPress' main release branch (3.4-branch) and created a local branch
to use it. Well, time marches on. I want to update my remote and
branch to track the new main release branch (3.6-branch).
Here's how I set things up at the time:
git remote add -t 3.4-branch -f wp https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress
git checkout -b wp wp/3.4-branch
I've tried various fetch, remote and branch commands to effectuate this
change, to no avail. I get messages like "Not a valid ref."
I know a major part of this is that my repo only knows of one remote
branch (of the many that exist). What I don't know are the commands
needed to fetch the right remote branch, set my remote and local branch
to track it. Your help will be appreciated, please.
Here's some information on the current state of things:
git branch -av
dev a18677e [ahead 153] backup of 3.4 db
master 0d6f9b5 Merge branch 'dev'
* wp 42abc67 [ahead 5] Merge branch
'3.4-branch' of https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress into wp
remotes/git_push_deployer/wordpress c8a5d69 Make my branch names generic.
remotes/prod/HEAD -> prod/master
remotes/prod/master 0d6f9b5 Merge branch 'dev'
remotes/wp/3.4-branch b535358 POT, generated from r24100
remotes/wpconfig/master 3e45a81 LSS 0.27.0.
git remote show wp
* remote wp
Fetch URL: https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress
Push URL: https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress
HEAD branch: master
Local branch configured for 'git pull':
wp merges with remote 3.4-branch
Local ref configured for 'git push':
master pushes to master (local out of date)
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