[petsc-dev] bitbucket giving wrong information

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Dec 3 21:37:59 CST 2014

  So some guy posts a pull request. I, in trying to follow PETSc-rules, want to check out his branch and then merge that rather than use the merge directly from the bitbucket website. So I go to the branch in the bitbucket website and bitbucket claims I can look at it with 

git fetch && git checkout ianwilliamson/fix-matlab-write-bin-complex  

(see attachment). I try that and of course it does not work:

$ git fetch && git checkout ianwilliamson/fix-matlab-write-bin-complex
remote: Counting objects: 56, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (56/56), done.
remote: Total 56 (delta 48), reused 0 (delta 0)
Unpacking objects: 100% (56/56), done.
From bitbucket.org:petsc/petsc
   f685883..cf8fc5e  master     -> origin/master
   7cadcfe..39ea070  knepley/fix-plex-orient -> origin/knepley/fix-plex-orient
   565f831..ce993ff  knepley/pylith -> origin/knepley/pylith
 + 3f11d05...21345e8 mlange/refactor-plex-distribute -> origin/mlange/refactor-plex-distribute  (forced update)
   e9d5acc..916966e  next       -> origin/next
error: pathspec 'ianwilliamson/fix-matlab-write-bin-complex' did not match any file(s) known to git.

So is bitbucket lying to me or am I doing something wrong. Should this be a feature request to bitbucket ?  Remember I am living in the world where I cannot remember how to do anything and thus expect my tools to tell me how to do something. So why cannot bitbucket tell me the truth of how to get this branch? 


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