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From: Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>
To: Tommaso Ercole <Tommaso.Ercole@qlik.com>
Cc: "git@vger.kernel.org" <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Creation of a branch named that has a directory prefix equal to the name of another branch fail.
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:00:45 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200724160045.GA10590@syl.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <DM5PR1801MB20762477763E6298C7FE6315F0770@DM5PR1801MB2076.namprd18.prod.outlook.com>

Hi Tommaso,

On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 10:26:14AM +0000, Tommaso Ercole wrote:
> As per compiled bug report, creation of a branch that has a prefix that map to a folder, when that prefix is just an existing branch in the repo fails.
>
> I.E. 'a/b/c' when 'a/b' just exists.

This is a known limitation of loose references, since each reference is
stored in a file in $GITDIR/refs.

Reftable support within Git will lift this limitation. In the meantime,
if your references aren't updated you can store them as packed refs
which don't have this limitation, but note that they will be expanded
loose if you touch them again (i.e., this is a good solution for tags,
but not development branches).

Hope that this helps.

> Best regards,
> Tommaso Ercole
> Head Programmer
> Content Delivery

Thanks,
Taylor

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-24 16:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <DM5PR1801MB2076F807C0B9F29A152DBEB7F0760@DM5PR1801MB2076.namprd18.prod.outlook.com>
2020-07-24 10:26 ` Tommaso Ercole
2020-07-24 16:00   ` Taylor Blau [this message]
2020-07-24 20:00     ` Jeff King
2020-07-24 20:43       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-27  8:21         ` Tommaso Ercole
2020-07-27  9:30           ` Bryan Turner
2020-07-27  8:51       ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-07-24 20:36   ` Junio C Hamano

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