Description of problem:
The help text for fedpkg switch-branch includes the following:
branch Switch to or create branch
I understand that to mean that if i give it a branch name that doesn't exist it will create it. Instead it doesn't create it and fails.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Checkout any package with fedpkg
2. Run e.g. "fedpkg switch-branch f15-trial-my-new-build-method"
Fails with: "Unable to switch to another branch: Unknown remote branch f15-trial-my-new-build-method"
Either create the branch and switch to it, don't document the feature or perhaps suggest using git branch instead.
I need to re-word that better.
If you give a branch name that matches a remote branch, it will create the local branch and link it to the remote branch. But if you give it a name that doesn't match a remote branch, it will give up.
I should update the doc to make that more clear, and give an option to create a local branch anyway if there is no remote match.
Fixed in 2c25a0f
rpkg-1.14-1.fc16,fedpkg-1.9-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
fedpkg-1.9-1.fc15,rpkg-1.14-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
fedpkg-1.9-1.fc17,rpkg-1.14-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Package fedpkg-1.9-1.fc17, rpkg-1.14-1.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing fedpkg-1.9-1.fc17 rpkg-1.14-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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fedpkg-1.9-1.fc15, rpkg-1.15-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
fedpkg-1.9-1.fc16, rpkg-1.15-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
fedpkg-1.9-1.fc17, rpkg-1.15-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.