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Issue #5293 invalid

repository name overlapping?

Isaac Freeman
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I have a private repository named "memotype/home" where I keep my home directory hosted, and I noticed today on my repo page, there is a guy named Eric Van Dewoestine who is also showing up as if he made commits to my repo. It even shows up in the "git log" after I pull... but I don't see any of his actual changes... Is this a name collision which is unchecked by your site or something? I'm very confused and a bit concerned...

I've attached a screenshot of what I see in my browser. I also have a screen shot of the git log where I see this person's previous commits for some reason.

Comments (6)

  1. Isaac Freeman reporter

    Actually, looking a bit closer, it seems the reason I'm seeing those commits is because I had cloned a repository in a sub directory of my home, and then pushed my home... so it was sort of a fork, but not really. I still think this is a bug because it's, at a minimum, very confusing the way it's presented... I mean, they didn't actually commit to memotype/home, they committed to vimclojure, which also happens to (sort of) be forked in my repo....

  2. Marcus Bertrand staff

    I don't entirely understand what you mean by

    I had cloned a repository in a sub directory of my home

    Perhaps if you clarify what you mean by that, we can take a look and help you further. If you'd like, you can also report this to support with more specific links and details privately.

  3. Isaac Freeman reporter

    (Reply via memo...@gmail.com):

    I mean, I have a git repository in my home directory on my linux box, which I push to bit bucket. But I also have a git repo in a subdirectory of my home dir which I had cloned from a bit bucket repo. I.e.

    /home/isaac/.git /home/isaac/cloned-repo/.git

    And so, when I look at the repo on bitbucket for my homdir I see commits to the upstream repo against the cloned-repo showing up for the homedir repo. I know, it's kind of confusing and hard to explain, but in the screenshot I attached, I'm looking at a private repo for my homedir, but the commits that are listed are actually commits to a completely different repo on bitbucket, but are showing up in my private homedir repo (I presume) because they were commits to a repo which I have cloned within my homedir repo. Does that make any sense? :P

    On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Marcus Bertrand <issues-reply@bitbucket.org


  4. Marcus Bertrand staff

    I cannot reproduce this behavior. If you commit a repository under another, we display it like a subrepo in the source and wouldn't pick up the commits from it. There must be something else here. If you want to dig deeper, please open a support request at support.atlassian.com so we can help you figure it out.

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