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Re: elpa - can we force-push branches?

From: Filipp Gunbin
Subject: Re: elpa - can we force-push branches?
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 02:04:59 +0300
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On 30/07/2021 17:53 -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:

> Filipp Gunbin [2021-07-30 14:48:19] wrote:
>> I'd like to overwrite (change the author email) a commit I made into
>> externals/javaimp in elpa, and the question is - can I delete the branch
>> and push it again (push -f is forbidden)?
> git.sv.gnu.org will let you do that, so technically you can, yes.
>> Wouldn't it break something?
> Yes, for example elpa.gnu.org will have problems building new tarballs
> until I go and fix it by hand [which I currently can't do, but hopefully
> this should be fixed in a few days], and similarly my own local checkout
> of elpa.git will need some cajoling and presumably other people having
> local checkouts of elpa.git will be similarly affected.
> So it's strongly recommended not to do it.  But if it's really needed,
> e.g. because some commit contains info that really shouldn't be exposed
> publicly, it's not the end of the world.

Thanks, I don't need it _that_ much.


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