How to push to a non Samba Team member branch on gitlab ?
abartlet at samba.org
Wed Nov 2 20:41:10 UTC 2022
On Wed, 2022-11-02 at 13:24 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 02, 2022 at 01:22:02PM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > I'm working with a new contributor here:
> > https://gitlab.com/samba-team/samba/-/merge_requests/2741
> > and want to push a modified version of their patch
> > that corrects some things to help them work with
> > us here on the Team. Pushing to their branch
> > helps them see what I corrected so is a very
> > desirable thing to do.
> > The gitlab page above shows their branch name as:
> > vporpo/samba:master
> > git push gitlab +HEAD:vporpo/samba:master
> > fails, as does:
> > git push gitlab +HEAD:vporpo:master
> git push gitlab +HEAD:vporpo/master
> pushes, but not to MR 2741, so isn't
> desirable :-(.
> > I can't see any logic or patterns in this, or am I just
> > missing something about git (again).
> > Jeremy.
Sadly there isn't a way to change which branch a MR is for, you can
however mention the old MR in the new MR which will trigger a
This is an unfortunate side-effect of the non-standard way we use
GitLab, as the typical approach is to push back to their branch, as as
it is typical the incantation is learnt earlier in the learning process
(I've given that on the MR).
Andrew Bartlett (he/him) https://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Team Member (since 2001) https://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT https://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba
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