MacOSX: how to rebuild after source code change
jralls at ceridwen.us
Sat Mar 8 23:03:16 EST 2014
On Mar 8, 2014, at 6:19 PM, Jeff Earickson <jaearick at colby.edu> wrote:
> I'm struggling now with git (I'm a newbie to git, but we are moving to it at work).
It's free unless you want dead trees. The online man pages are at http://git-scm.com/reference. Read the book, you'll be glad you did.
> $ git status
> On branch master
> Initial commit
> Untracked files:
> (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
> nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)
> So, I want to make a branch like on the wiki:
> $ git checkout master
> error: pathspec 'master' did not match any file(s) known to git.
> $ git branch working-master
> fatal: Not a valid object name: 'master'.
> I installed git version 1.9.0 in /usr/local and am using that instead of Mac's 22.214.171.124, but this doesn't seem to make a difference.
> After installing git version 1.9, all I did was "git init", set up "git config" info with my name and email, then "git clone..." for gnucash.
> It starting pulling code, no real problems after that, until I try to make a branch. Then no love.
"Initial commit" is the clue: You're in the empty directory you set up with `git init`. There's probably a gnucash directory under that which has your clone. `git init` is for setting up a repository for a new project, while `git clone` is for creating a working repository from an existing one.
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