The repository for the assignment is public and Github does not allow the creation of private forks for public repositories.
The correct way of creating a private frok by duplicating the repo is documented here.
For this assignment the commands are:
Create a bare clone of the repository. (This is temporary and will be removed so just do it wherever.)
git clone --bare firstname.lastname@example.org:usi-systems/easytrace.git
Create a new private repository on Github and name it
If you are unable to create a private repo, you can request unlimited private repos as a studant by getting the student pack from Github.
Mirror-push your bare clone to your new
<your_username>with your actual Github username in the url below.
cd easytrace.git git push --mirror email@example.com:<your_username>/easytrace.git
Remove the temporary local repository you created in step 1.
cd .. rm -rf easytrace.git
You can now clone your
easytracerepository on your machine (in my case in the
cd ~/code git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:<your_username>/easytrace.git
If you want, add the original repo as remote to fetch (potential) future changes. Make sure you also disable push on the remote (as you are not allowed to push to it anyway).
git remote add upstream email@example.com:usi-systems/easytrace.git git remote set-url --push upstream DISABLE
You can list all your remotes with
git remote -v. You should see:
origin firstname.lastname@example.org:<your_username>/easytrace.git (fetch) origin email@example.com:<your_username>/easytrace.git (push) upstream firstname.lastname@example.org:usi-systems/easytrace.git (fetch) upstream DISABLE (push)
When you push, do so on
git push origin.
When you want to pull changes from
upstreamyou can just fetch the remote and rebase on top of your work.
git fetch upstream git rebase upstream/master
And solve the conflicts if any
easytracerepo available in your Vagrant VM by adding the following to your Vagrantfile
"~/code/easytrace"with your local path to the
config.vm.synced_folder "~/code/easytrace", "/easytrace"
Reload your VM to enable the synced folder (in the folder containing your Vagrant file).
easytracerepo is available at
/easytraceonce you ssh into the machine.
very helpful! Thanks!