[v4,8/9] remote: use the configured default branch name when appropriate
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Message ID 0a7c0bdfda0bd7af284d317531d0f3985a4077e5.1593009996.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com
State New
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  • Allow overriding the default name of the default branch
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Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget June 24, 2020, 2:46 p.m. UTC
From: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>

When guessing the default branch name of a remote, and there are no refs
to guess from, we want to go with the preference specified by the user
for the fall-back, i.e. the default name to be used for the initial
branch of new repositories (because as far as the user is concerned, a
remote that has no branches yet is a new repository).

At the same time, when talking to an older Git server that does not
report a symref for `HEAD` (but instead reports a commit hash), let's
try to guess the configured default branch name first. If it does not
match the reported commit hash, let's fall back to `master` as before.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
---
 remote.c                 | 14 +++++++++++---
 t/t5606-clone-options.sh | 11 ++++++++++-
 2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/remote.c b/remote.c
index 534c6426f1..bc46413e6a 100644
--- a/remote.c
+++ b/remote.c
@@ -276,7 +276,7 @@  static void read_branches_file(struct remote *remote)
 
 	/*
 	 * The branches file would have URL and optionally
-	 * #branch specified.  The "master" (or specified) branch is
+	 * #branch specified.  The default (or specified) branch is
 	 * fetched and stored in the local branch matching the
 	 * remote name.
 	 */
@@ -284,7 +284,7 @@  static void read_branches_file(struct remote *remote)
 	if (frag)
 		*(frag++) = '\0';
 	else
-		frag = "master";
+		frag = (char *)git_default_branch_name();
 
 	add_url_alias(remote, strbuf_detach(&buf, NULL));
 	strbuf_addf(&buf, "refs/heads/%s:refs/heads/%s",
@@ -2097,8 +2097,16 @@  struct ref *guess_remote_head(const struct ref *head,
 	if (head->symref)
 		return copy_ref(find_ref_by_name(refs, head->symref));
 
-	/* If refs/heads/master could be right, it is. */
+	/* If a remote branch exists with the default branch name, let's use it. */
 	if (!all) {
+		char *ref = xstrfmt("refs/heads/%s", git_default_branch_name());
+
+		r = find_ref_by_name(refs, ref);
+		free(ref);
+		if (r && oideq(&r->old_oid, &head->old_oid))
+			return copy_ref(r);
+
+		/* Fall back to the hard-coded historical default */
 		r = find_ref_by_name(refs, "refs/heads/master");
 		if (r && oideq(&r->old_oid, &head->old_oid))
 			return copy_ref(r);
diff --git a/t/t5606-clone-options.sh b/t/t5606-clone-options.sh
index 286bfd93ac..e69427f881 100755
--- a/t/t5606-clone-options.sh
+++ b/t/t5606-clone-options.sh
@@ -47,7 +47,16 @@  test_expect_success 'guesses initial branch name correctly' '
 	test_commit -C initial-branch no-spoilers &&
 	git -C initial-branch branch abc guess &&
 	git clone initial-branch is-it &&
-	test refs/heads/guess = $(git -C is-it symbolic-ref HEAD)
+	test refs/heads/guess = $(git -C is-it symbolic-ref HEAD) &&
+
+	git -c init.defaultBranch=none init --bare no-head &&
+	git -C initial-branch push ../no-head guess abc &&
+	git clone no-head is-it2 &&
+	test_must_fail git -C is-it2 symbolic-ref refs/remotes/origin/HEAD &&
+	git -C no-head update-ref --no-deref HEAD refs/heads/guess &&
+	git -c init.defaultBranch=guess clone no-head is-it3 &&
+	test refs/remotes/origin/guess = \
+		$(git -C is-it3 symbolic-ref refs/remotes/origin/HEAD)
 '
 
 test_done