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Issue #2866 closed

Should be able to submit a pull request to any ancestor repo (BB-2090)

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I inadvertantly forked a fork of a repo instead of the original repo. Now I can only submit a pull request to the fork. Why is this? It seems logical that I should be able to submit a pull request to any ancestor repo.

Comments (10)

  1. Erik van Zijst staff
    • changed status to open

    Better yet; you should be able to raise a pull request into any repo that you know contains the same content (maybe a fork that wasn't even created through the "fork" button, but was simply pushed manually into an empty repo by someone).

  2. Marc Abramowitz

    When creating a fork you can change the name. It just defaults to the name of the parent. This is different from how GitHub works

    This is true. For some reason, I didn't think of this last night. This seems like a possible workaround.

    What I did was use hg export and then sent the user a link to a gist with the patch.

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