Last updated June 28, 2011.
You checked out a project from git using the recommended 'anonymous' (http) method, made some changes, and now want to commit back.
- Either you've now been given write-rights by the maintainer that you didn't have before,
or you joined a development process where someone anonymously checked out a project that you do in fact have write access to.
(My case is the second - a team-member installed a sandbox project of mine, and now I'm trying to feed back a fix made locally within that checkout.)
If you try to
git push we get told
error: Cannot access URL http://git.drupal.org/sandbox/dman/1104872.git/, return code 22
What's the problem?
This is because the checkout was from a read-only source, and though the local code is still anchored to that as the remote origin, it cannot feed back to it in write mode.
We need to change that URL (the one we cannot write to) into an alternative repository root.
Apparently, it's possible to have multiple 'origins' etc in git, but that is way too complex right now. We just need to switch.
A writeable repository URL is the sort you would see when viewing the Version control tab as a module maintainer. In this case, it looks like
This is similar, but not the same as the public version
Though it does represent the same content.
A simple, behind-the-scenes switch will probably make things alright.
use git remote set-url
Apparently there is a tool for this (I didn't know when I found the below method)
git remote set-url origin firstname.lastname@example.org:sandbox/dman/1104872.git
What this does is apparently equivalent to the manual method here:
Edit the local git config file to point at the writeable location
edit the file
.git/config in the project root.
repositoryformatversion = 0
filemode = true
bare = false
logallrefupdates = true
fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
url = http://git.drupal.org/sandbox/dman/1104872.git
remote = origin
merge = refs/heads/master
Just replace the
http:URL with a
- url = http://git.drupal.org/sandbox/dman/1104872.git
+ url = email@example.com:sandbox/dman/1104872.git
Push it good
NOW, the local git repo is linked with the writable version on drupal.org as the origin, and you can
to make things happen.
In the old days, I would have just
- Made a diff patch of the differences
- Completely deleted the unusable checkout
- Re-checked-out the same stuff using the proper authentication
- Re-applied the patch
- Checked in the changes normally
... which ... also gets the job done, but the point of a version control system is to avoid that sort of mess-around.