Recently, I cloned the Laravel framework repo on Git for developing my own app locally. I did not Fork the repo. I now would like to stage my app on my Git account, and sync with it. I would also like to still be able to pull Laravel framework updates to my local repo. I'm unclear how to set this up.
I am using GitHub App for Mac. In Settings for my local repo, https://github.com/laravel/laravel.git is listed as the Primary Remote Repo (origin).
When I run a Sync, it looks like the "origin" laravel repo is updating my local repo. Correct?
Without having originally forked Laravel, are my own local changes being pushed anywhere?
My goal is to continue to be able to get Laravel updates on my local repo, but to also create a repo in my Git account to sync my app with.
In order to do this, you need 2 remotes. One remote you already have by way of cloning from the Larvel framework repo. This would have also created a local branch called master as well. This local branch called master tracks the remote larvel framework branch
Now add another remote
git remote add your_origin <your guthub url>
Create a branch off your larvel branch and name it such that you understand that its your branch
git checkout -b your_branch
Now push your changes to your remote by
git push your_origin your_branch
So now you have 2 remotes and 2 local branches set up.
In order to pull from the larvel repo. Do the below
git checkout master git pull origin master
Sync that with your branch by
git checkout your_branch git merge master git push your_origin your_branch
Think this would help with what you are trying to do.
You need to establish two remotes:
origin, which will point to your repo on GitHub and
upstream, which will point to https://github.com/laravel/laravel.git
The easier way would be to fork
laravel repo on gihub, pull it locally, merge your changes into that repository, then delete original pull from
git is very forgiving, I would recommend to experiment more with it, and make yourself comfortable with the tool.
I found this article helpful: Git Forks And Upstreams: How-to and a cool tip