git-annex: Puzzling over bare repositories

Joey Hess joey at
Thu Dec 15 18:19:44 CET 2011

David Edmondson wrote:
> Set the default upstream:
> 	laptop$ git branch master --set-upstream origin/master
> 	fatal: Not a valid object name: 'origin/master'.
>         laptop$ 
> This fatal error seems to be the source of the later problems.

I've never needed to use --set-upstream, and you shouldn't need it here.

> 	laptop$ git push -v
> 	Pushing to ssh://server//one/git/m
> 	Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.
> 	To ssh://server//one/git/m
> 	 ! [rejected]        git-annex -> git-annex (non-fast-forward)

You need to run git annex merge before pushing and all will be well.

see shy jo
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