[aur-general] PKGBUILD-git that actually works with branches

Philipp Überbacher hollunder at lavabit.com
Fri May 28 15:39:44 EDT 2010

Excerpts from Sebastian Schwarz's message of 2010-05-28 20:49:31 +0200:
> On 2010-05-28 at 19:38 +0200, Philipp Überbacher wrote:
> > That's why I defaulted to "master", but I get the following error:
> > fatal: git checkout: branch master already exists
> >
> > It works, but I need some input on whether and how the default case
> > can be handled more gracefully.
> There isn't really a need to create a new branch if you just
> want to do a checkout.  Simply change
>     git checkout --track -b  ${_gitbranch} origin/${_gitbranch}
> in http://pastebin.com/deqgqjJe to
>     git checkout origin/${_gitbranch}
> See the amendment of the paste at http://pastebin.com/C8sC7wAe

Thanks Sebastian, I guess it makes sense, but I get a new message from

Note: checking out 'origin/master'.

You are in 'detached HEAD' state. You can look around, make experimental
changes and commit them, and you can discard any commits you make in this
state without impacting any branches by performing another checkout.

If you want to create a new branch to retain commits you create, you may
do so (now or later) by using -b with the checkout command again. Example:

  git checkout -b new_branch_name

HEAD is now at 0cb24fc... add some text to README



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