Cannot delete hal branch due to shared revision

Asked by Martin Pitt

I moved to be a proper ubuntu package branch ( and wanted to delete the old one. However,

says "This branch cannot be deleted as it has 1 branch sharing revisions.". It doesn't say which branch, and also this should be an internal implementation detail? Most of the branches on are owned by individual contributors, so it's quite an exercise to get all of them to delete their's (and it shouldn't be required at all).

Thanks in advance!

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Jonathan Lange (jml) said :

Hey Pitti,

There are a couple of issues here.

The most immediate is that lp:~vorlon/hal/lp.277589 is stacked on the lp:~ubuntu-core-dev/hal/ubuntu branch. This means that you cannot delete the ubuntu branch without breaking vorlon's branch. It's kind of an internal implementation detail, but not something that we can hide completely.

The workaround is to talk to vorlon & ask him to delete his branch. Once you've pushed your branch to its new location, he can repush his branch to Launchpad, stacking it however he pleases.

The second issue is that you aren't told *which* branches are stacked on yours. This is a bug. I'll file it & post a link here.


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