Re: [AMBER-Developers] URGENT: weird commit to master branch at

From: Scott Le Grand <>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:14:05 -0700

Actually all I'm doing is git add, git commit, and git push on spfp-dev...

That seems to be enough to cause these weird push failures. No playing
with time travel whatsoever...

Initially doing a git pull origin master would fix the problem.

But that stopped working last night so I started trying stuff. And that's
what got me into this mess...


On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Jason Swails <>wrote:

> Some tips derived from experience:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Scott Le Grand <
> >wrote:
> > So the correct answer here was git push origin <commit_id>:spfp-dev?
> >
> These sorts of issues only pop up if you reverse history in your local
> branch -- if you do this, and your local branch diverges from your remote
> branch, git will not let you push to that remote branch peacefully. My
> advice here -- never reverse time. If you need to reverse a commit, create
> a reverse-patch using git-diff and commit that as a new commit rather than
> rewriting history. I would rewrite history only if you are 100% sure that
> your changes are not published *anywhere* except your local repository.
> I have a git page on my Wiki (linked to in the Coding section of the Amber
> Wiki now), that hopefully has most of the information people would need.
> For specifically reversing commits, here's my advice:
> (expanded recently to be more
> explicit)
> Noted for the future if so and I sincerely apologize for the breakage...
> >
> Like Dave said, it was an easy fix. Furthermore, because git is
> distributed, it doesn't matter of the gitosis repo blows up -- there are
> dozens of full copies of the repo out there which can easily be used to
> rebuild gitosis (still preserving the whole history).
> All the best,
> Jason
> --
> Jason M. Swails
> Quantum Theory Project,
> University of Florida
> Ph.D. Candidate
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