“unqualified destination” error with git subtree push
I just created a new Heroku app and I don’t manage to push the subtree folder
backend of my repo (branch
staging) to the newly created app
myapp-staging (no branch yet).
Here is how I push the subtree:
An the related error:
error: unable to push to unqualified destination: master The destination refspec neither matches an existing ref on the remote nor begins with refs/, and we are unable to guess a prefix based on the source ref. error: failed to push some refs to 'email@example.com:myapp-staging.git'
git fetch heroku. What does this “unqualified destination” mean? Shouldn’t this command create the distant branch?
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Ok, got an idea thanks to http://makingsoftware.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/using-git-subtrees-for-repository-separation/
git subtree split --prefix=bakcend -b test git push heroku test:master
And it worked like a charm. May the problem would be with the creation of the branch using the subtree command…
As discussed here, you can push to
refs/heads/master to fix this problem, after which you can change back to
master, although I’m still not entirely sure /why/ this works.
# run this once git push origin master:refs/heads/master # now you can use this forever git push origin master