Force Git push on SourceForge
I’m trying to rollback a Git repository on SourceForge. I tried the following:
git reset --hard 9ac2e31ca4a155d4c36780b4329626045a7f40ed HEAD ist jetzt bei 9ac2e31 Fix warnings git push -f origin master Total 0 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) remote: error: denying non-fast-forward refs/heads/master (you should pull first) To ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/p/project/code ! [remote rejected] master -> master (non-fast-forward) error: Fehler beim Versenden einiger Referenzen nach 'ssh://email@example.com/p/project/code'
How can I override the
master branch for a remote SourceForge Git repository?
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denyNonFastforwards is a server-side config, you need to access to your repo on the SourceForge side somehow.
As your ticket mentions, this is done with an interactive shell service, but that supposes you can use ssh to open a secure shell.
sf-help --scm” in the shell will show you your repo paths.
Just tweak the
denyNonFastforwards = trueto
falsefor a bit, do your push, and then set it back to
However, a message like “
ssh: connect to host shell.sourceforge.net port 22: Connection refused” could mean that:
- It could be blocked on the client side (check if you can ssh to other services, like GitHub, even though it won’t be an interactive session)
- or it could be the result of an outage on SourceForge side (but their status page doesn’t report any recent incident)
Double-check the SourceForge SSH documentation.
Here are detailed instructions to connect to your Sourceforge account and change the
config file and enable
You can change
denyNonFastForwards of a standard Sourceforge project from your computer with the following commands :
- Connect to your SSH account using Interactive Shell with command
ssh -t firstname.lastname@example.org create. Notice that the URL is different from the one of your project:
$ ssh -t email@example.com create The authenticity of host 'shell.sourceforge.net (ip)' can't be established. ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:key Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added 'shell.sourceforge.net,ip' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts. Password: Requesting a new shell for "user" and waiting for it to start. queued... creating... starting... This is an interactive shell created for user user,users Use the "timeleft" command to see how much time remains before shutdown. Use the "shutdown" command to destroy the shell before the time limit. For path information and login help, type "sf-help".
Find the file
pwd, it should be located in folder
configfile to check
denyNonFastforwardsstatus, it is indeed set to true:
[user@shell-22003 code.git]$ cat config [core] repositoryformatversion = 0 filemode = true bare = true sharedrepository = 2 [receive] denyNonFastforwards = true
- Start vi to modify the file, change
[user@shell-22003 code.git]$ vi config [core] repositoryformatversion = 0 filemode = true bare = true sharedrepository = 2 [receive] denyNonFastforwards = false ~ ~ 1,1 All
:wto save the change and
:qto exit vi.
denying non-fast-forward should not appear anymore.