Re: [HEADS UP] Rename of the vendor/openzfs branch

From: Baptiste Daroussin <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:13:19 UTC
8 juin 2021 13:47:04 Li-Wen Hsu <>:

> Hello,
> As mentioned in the "OpenZFS imports, status update":
> We're going to rename the current openzfs vendor branch,
> vendor/openzfs, to vendor/openzfs/legacy
> and import directly the master and zfs-2.1-release branches from the
> upstream OpenZFS to vendor/openzfs/* for merging to our main and
> stable/13 branches. The details can be found in the mail above.
> The people have local branch tracking the original vendor/openzfs may
> encounter error message like this whey doing `git pull`:
>     error: cannot lock ref
> 'refs/remotes/freebsd/vendor/openzfs/legacy':
> 'refs/remotes/freebsd/vendor/openzfs' exists; cannot create
> 'refs/remotes/freebsd/vendor/openzfs/legacy'
> The solution is update the upstream of the tracking branch:
>     (change "freebsd" to "origin" if you use the default remote name)
>     git remote prune freebsd
>     (on your tracking branch)
>     git branch -u freebsd/vendor/openzfs/legacy
> If you don't want the first command prune all the branches not
> existing in the remote repository, use this:
>     git update-ref -d refs/remotes/freebsd/vendor/openzfs
>     (also, change "freebsd" to "origin" if you use the default remote name)
> After that you can do `git pull` or `git fetch` as usual.
> If you have any questions, please post on -git@ list.
> Best,
> Li-Wen

For your information this broke gitlab mirroring... I don t when I can have the ability to fix