Commit fa799376 authored by Junio C Hamano's avatar Junio C Hamano

branch --set-upstream: regression fix

The "git branch" command, while not in listing mode, calls create_branch()
even when the target branch already exists, and it does so even when it is
not interested in updating the value of the branch (i.e. the name of the
commit object that sits at the tip of the existing branch). This happens
when the command is run with "--set-upstream" option.

The earlier safety-measure to prevent "git branch -f $branch $commit" from
updating the currently checked out branch did not take it into account,
and we no longer can update the tracking information of the current branch.

Minimally fix this regression by telling the validation code if it is
called to really update the value of a potentially existing branch, or if
the caller merely is interested in updating auxiliary aspects of a branch.

Reported-and-Tested-by: Jay Soffian
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
parent 587a9ee7
......@@ -135,23 +135,25 @@ static int setup_tracking(const char *new_ref, const char *orig_ref,
return 0;
int validate_new_branchname(const char *name, struct strbuf *ref, int force)
int validate_new_branchname(const char *name, struct strbuf *ref,
int force, int attr_only)
const char *head;
unsigned char sha1[20];
if (strbuf_check_branch_ref(ref, name))
die("'%s' is not a valid branch name.", name);
if (!ref_exists(ref->buf))
return 0;
else if (!force)
else if (!force && !attr_only)
die("A branch named '%s' already exists.", ref->buf + strlen("refs/heads/"));
if (!attr_only) {
const char *head;
unsigned char sha1[20];
head = resolve_ref("HEAD", sha1, 0, NULL);
if (!is_bare_repository() && head && !strcmp(head, ref->buf))
die("Cannot force update the current branch.");
return 1;
......@@ -171,7 +173,8 @@ void create_branch(const char *head,
explicit_tracking = 1;
if (validate_new_branchname(name, &ref, force || track == BRANCH_TRACK_OVERRIDE)) {
if (validate_new_branchname(name, &ref, force,
if (!force)
dont_change_ref = 1;
......@@ -20,8 +20,18 @@ void create_branch(const char *head, const char *name, const char *start_name,
* interpreted ref in ref, force indicates whether (non-head) branches
* may be overwritten. A non-zero return value indicates that the force
* parameter was non-zero and the branch already exists.
* Contrary to all of the above, when attr_only is 1, the caller is
* not interested in verifying if it is Ok to update the named
* branch to point at a potentially different commit. It is merely
* asking if it is OK to change some attribute for the named branch
* (e.g. tracking upstream).
* NEEDSWORK: This needs to be split into two separate functions in the
* longer run for sanity.
int validate_new_branchname(const char *name, struct strbuf *ref, int force);
int validate_new_branchname(const char *name, struct strbuf *ref, int force, int attr_only);
* Remove information about the state of working on the current
......@@ -566,7 +566,7 @@ static void rename_branch(const char *oldname, const char *newname, int force)
die(_("Invalid branch name: '%s'"), oldname);
validate_new_branchname(newname, &newref, force);
validate_new_branchname(newname, &newref, force, 0);
strbuf_addf(&logmsg, "Branch: renamed %s to %s",
oldref.buf, newref.buf);
......@@ -1072,7 +1072,8 @@ int cmd_checkout(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (opts.new_branch) {
struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
opts.branch_exists = validate_new_branchname(opts.new_branch, &buf, !!opts.new_branch_force);
opts.branch_exists = validate_new_branchname(opts.new_branch, &buf,
!!opts.new_branch_force, 0);
......@@ -554,4 +554,17 @@ test_expect_success 'attempt to delete a branch merged to its base' '
test_must_fail git branch -d my10
test_expect_success 'use set-upstream on the current branch' '
git checkout master &&
git --bare init myupstream.git &&
git push myupstream.git master:refs/heads/frotz &&
git remote add origin myupstream.git &&
git fetch &&
git branch --set-upstream master origin/frotz &&
test "z$(git config branch.master.remote)" = "zorigin" &&
test "z$(git config branch.master.merge)" = "zrefs/heads/frotz"
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