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  1. Bitbucket Server
  2. BSERV-11599

Mirror does not update when initial default branch is an arbitrary name, not master

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      Before the first push to a newly created repository, rename the local default branch from "master" to an arbitrary name i.e "test".
      When you push to remote, check the UI, this error is received "The default branch is set to "refs/heads/master" but does not exist. Configure the default branch in the repository settings."

      After changing the default branch to "test", when you try to clone from the mirror, you get the error "warning: remote HEAD refers to nonexistent ref, unable to checkout.", but cloning from the upstream server works fine.

      Steps to reproduce

      mkdir test
      cd test
      git init
      echo "Test word" > index.txt
      git add index.txt
      git commit -m "added index.txt"
      git branch -m master test
      git remote add origin https://upstream_server.com/scm/bpr/test.git
      git push --set-upstream origin test
      

      Try to clone from the mirror

      git clone https://mirror_server.com/scm/bpr/test.git
      Cloning into 'test'...
      remote: Enumerating objects: 3, done.
      remote: Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done.
      remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
      Unpacking objects: 100% (3/3), done.
      warning: remote HEAD refers to nonexistent ref, unable to checkout.
      

      Workaround

      Navigate to the repository in the mirror file system, and manually updated the default branch from the "HEAD" file: from ref: refs/heads/master to ref: refs/heads/test

       

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              Assignee:
              mgoyal2@atlassian.com Manish
              Reporter:
              voseghale VICTOR-OSEGHALE
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