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From: Felipe Contreras <>
To: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>
Cc: Git <>, Junio C Hamano <>,
	Jeff King <>, Jonathan Nieder <>,
	Dominik Salvet <>
Subject: Re: [RFC/PATCH] Add fetch.updateHead option
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 03:43:19 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 3:30 AM Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
<> wrote:

> I haven't taken much time to re-think through the patch/implications of
> this, but I remember running into this and going through some pre-patch
> investigation at some point.
> It's really annoying in some cases that "clone" isn't creating the same
> state as "remote". IIRC I was doing some heuristics to figure out the
> remote branch name etc.
> Isn't this something we can just change without an option? There were a
> bunch of cases in clone/fetch that were different for no different
> reasons, IIRC I patched one or two of those in the past. But I haven't
> gone through the history of the feature and checked if it was
> intentional.

Apparently remote/HEAD is supposed to be set manually, which is why
there is "git remote add -m master", and "git remote set-head origin

Personally I don't see any point in that.

I think if no remote/HEAD is set (manually), it should be set
automatically on the first "git fetch", and that should mirror the
behavior of "git clone". This would be the equivalent of
"fetch.updatehead = missing", which in my opinion should be the

This configuration was suggested by Jeff King, see:

Personally I don't need a configuration, I would be happy if
"fetch.updatehead = missing" was the default.


Felipe Contreras

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-18  9:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-18  9:12 Felipe Contreras
2020-11-18  9:30 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2020-11-18  9:43   ` Felipe Contreras [this message]
2020-11-18 15:53   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-18 19:04     ` Felipe Contreras
2020-11-20 23:52 ` Jeff King
2020-11-21  0:28   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-21  0:40     ` Jeff King
2020-11-21  1:18       ` Felipe Contreras
2020-11-24  6:58         ` Jeff King
2020-11-21  1:53     ` Felipe Contreras
2020-11-21  1:41   ` Felipe Contreras
2020-11-24  7:09     ` Jeff King

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