I've been trying to find a way to create a local branch that starts from a tag on an upstream repo I've forked and haven't found anything that helps.
I have the upstream master on a master branch locally but I'm not sure what I need to do to branch the upstream tag.
git branch upstream/master tagname
git branch master tagname
git branch upstream tagname
If the tag is fetched (your
git checkout -b myupstream atagname
You need to make sure you have fetched the tags first.
git fetch myupstream and then
git fetch myupstream --tags