Orient Orient - 1 year ago 182
Git Question

Deleting remote master branch, refused due to being current branch

How do I delete a remote master branch from GitHub/Bitbucket?

I'm trying:

# git push bb --delete master
remote: bb/acl: user is allowed. accepted payload.[K
remote: error: refusing to delete the current branch: refs/heads/master[K
To ssh://git@bitbucket.org/user/reponame.git
! [remote rejected] master (deletion of the current branch prohibited)
error: failed to push some refs to 'ssh://git@bitbucket.org/user/reponame.git'

Also I tried

git push bb :master

But all this is not work.

Answer Source

Note: for BitBucket, you would change the default branch by accessing the settings of your repo, and changing the branch at the "Main branch" combo box.

main branch on BitBucket

Once the main branch is no longer master, then you can push and remove master.

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