git won't let me delete a branch?

John Layt johnlayt at
Mon Feb 7 09:45:51 GMT 2011

On Saturday 05 February 2011 19:58:55 Thomas Lübking wrote:
> Hi,
> i've "accidentally" pushed a "4.6" (NOT "KDE/4.6") branch to remote
> (sorry),
> where it does oc. not belong...
> However "git push origin :4.6" fails by:
> remote: D refs/heads/4.6 kde-workspace luebking DENIED by fallthru
> remote: error: hook declined to update refs/heads/4.6
> To ssh://
>     ! [remote rejected] 4.6 (hook declined)
> So, how do i remove this (pretty confusingly named) branch?

At FOSDEM last weekend I heard from a number of distro packagers about how 
annoying the inconsistency is, and I've made the odd boo-boo locally myself 
when switching repos.  Can we please make the decision asap to remove the KDE 
part and just use 4.6 before too many things get set in stone?


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