Can't set default branch ("HEAD") on a Git repository

Bug #1456625 reported by Colin Watson on 2015-05-19
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
High
Colin Watson
turnip
High
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Some workflows require setting HEAD to something other than the initial default; this controls the initial branch that's checked out when you clone, and the default shown by some cgit views. There's no way to set this over the git protocol, so it needs explicit support in Launchpad.

Compare, for example:

  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1485578/change-a-git-remote-head-to-point-to-something-besides-master

Related branches

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2015-05-19
Changed in turnip:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Launchpad QA Bot (lpqabot) wrote :
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

2015-05-22 11:12:40,132 INFO 2209-61-7 applied just now in 0.1 seconds

tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2015-06-13
Changed in turnip:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Launchpad QA Bot (lpqabot) wrote :
tags: added: qa-needstesting
removed: qa-ok
Changed in launchpad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2015-06-15
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2015-06-17
Changed in launchpad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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