Bamboo failing to git push changes


We upgraded from Bamboo 4.3.3 to Bamboo 5.1.1 and since doing so we are unable to release anything through bamboo.

We run our own custom scripts which, for the given project, merge a staging branch into master, release then push the release tag back upto GitHub. This worked fine up until the upgrade, now we get the following output:

remote: error: refusing to update checked out branch: refs/heads/master[K
remote: error: By default, updating the current branch in a non-bare repository[K
remote: error: is denied, because it will make the index and work tree inconsistent[K
remote: error: with what you pushed, and will require 'git reset --hard' to match[K
remote: error: the work tree to HEAD.[K
remote: error: [K
remote: error: You can set 'receive.denyCurrentBranch' configuration variable to[K
remote: error: 'ignore' or 'warn' in the remote repository to allow pushing into[K
remote: error: its current branch; however, this is not recommended unless you[K
remote: error: arranged to update its work tree to match what you pushed in some[K
remote: error: other way.[K
remote: error: [K
remote: error: To squelch this message and still keep the default behaviour, set[K
remote: error: 'receive.denyCurrentBranch' configuration variable to 'refuse'.[K
To file:///opt/bamboo/home/xml-data/build-dir/_git-repositories-cache/6649fa8e22d03ac8715bfa68bc677833d344f89a
* [new tag]         ****-20 -> ****-20
! [remote rejected] master -> master (branch is currently checked out)
error: failed to push some refs to 'file:///opt/bamboo/home/xml-data/build-dir/_git-repositories-cache/6649fa8e22d03ac8715bfa68bc677833d344f89a'
Fatal error: local() encountered an error (return code 1) while executing 'git push origin master --tags'

I've tried clearing the _git-repositories-cache to no avail. I realise this could be a problem particular to us as we use custom scripts, but was wondering whether anyone had encountered anything similar?

Any suggestions welcome.


7 answers


I've got the same error with bamboo 5.2.2. Did you fix it ?



Did you ever find a solution to this? I have the same problem.

I have the same problem.

Can't believe that nobody fixed this since September 2013.

Is there another way to push to a git repository than from a custom script?

I came across this having encountered a similar problem when trying to push to a Stash repository after building in Bamboo.  
Not sure if it'll be the same solution, but the problem I had was down to Bamboo clone'ing the remote Stash repo, then setting the "remote" repository to the locally checked out one (using "git remote set-url ...).  This wasn't a step added by me, this was one of the built-in steps Bamboo took as part of the checkout from git.

The issue was resolved for me (allowing me to push back to Stash) by resetting the remote repo to Stash prior to attempting a git push origin...

Thank you very much for posting this information. I don't know why Atlassian support could not have answered this. 

I also encounter this horrible situation ...

Instead of "regular" git repositories, do I have no chance to handle the stash repository (on the origin/server) with git command line tools ?!

Any update on this, I have the exact same issue.

Bamboo can be set to cache git repos on remote agents. If it does that, origin is set to the cached location (in my case a file:/// url) instead of the remote you might expect.

$ git remote -v

origin    file:///opt/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/_git-repositories-cache/6a2fb72d82c212107cd1308fd3d2679297480385 (fetch)
origin    file:///opt/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/_git-repositories-cache/6a2fb72d82c212107cd1308fd3d2679297480385 (push)

You could push the commit to a new remote...

$ git remote add server ${bamboo_planRepository_repositoryUrl}
$ git push server master

 ... with the understanding that this will make the cache out of sync with the remote authority.

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