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Merging from master branch has old error

In our Master branch there is a jenkins file with an old pipeline variable that no longer exists. So in order for me to update the master branch I have to create a release branch from the master branch.

I then am able to edit the jenkins file in the release branch, however when I go to merge the release back to master I get a build failure. The edited release branch builds correctly but since the master branch still has the old jenkins file it fails on its version of the PR to merge.

 

How can I get around this? 

My pull request looks like this

 

Release#1 - This commit looks good

 

Master PR#169 - There was a failure building this commit

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Nov 06, 2019

Hi @Terrance Jackson,

Welcome to the Community!

Given that you know the problem is an old variable that shouldn't exist anymore, are you not able to temporarily relax the permissions and make a commit directly in the master branch as long as it is documented correctly?  That would be my recommended approach for a situation like this.

I hope that helps!

-Jimmy

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