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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Write permission to branch
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-08 18:18:25

On 09/12/2013 00:00, Edward Diener wrote:

> The result is:
> Pushing to
> To
> ! [rejected] suncc -> master (non-fast-forward)
> error: failed to push some refs to ''
> hint: Updates were rejected because a pushed branch tip is behind its
> remote
> hint: counterpart. Check out this branch and merge the remote changes
> hint: (e.g. 'git pull') before pushing again.
> hint: See the 'Note about fast-forwards' in 'git push --help' for details
> What does it mean that a "pushed branch tip is behind its remote" ? All
> I am trying to do is 'push' this repository onto an almost entirely
> empty remote repository. How hard can that be with git ?

You're trying to push the local "suncc" branch to the remote "master"
There is already some history in the remote master branch, and your
local suncc branch is not a descendant of that history. To prevent
history rewriting, git is therefore refusing to branch.

If you want to erase whatever is on the remote branch (which you
probably do, since it only contains a dummy commit), force the push with -f.

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