How to commit to hal-0_5_11-branch

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Tue Mar 18 11:00:06 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 18:48 +0100, Danny Kukawka wrote:
> On Dienstag, 18. März 2008, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > How do I checkout and commit to hal-0_5_11-branch?  I've tried git
> > checkout hal-0_5_11-branch and git pull origin
> > hal-0_5_11-branch:hal-0_5_11-branch, but neither properly set my branch
> > to hal-0_5_11-branch.  I either get that the branch does not exist, or
> > the merge fails because NEWS is not up to date, or there are conflicts
> > in the hotplug.c file.
> >
> > Every git tip sheet I've read says that this should be really simple,
> > but I can't find a combination that works.
> Git is everything, but not that simple (IMO), it really lacks good tutorials 
> for such normal stuff as commit to a branch, create a remote branch ... this 
> really sucks. 
> I found that in a "git for SVN user"-tutorial and it worked for me:
> 1) checkout git master
> 2) git checkout --track -b hal-0_5_11-branch origin/hal-0_5_11-branch
> 3) commit your changes to the local branch (hal-0_5_11-branch)
> 4) push the commit

Thanks!  That worked.


Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team      ::      gnome at
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
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