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Is there a way to override the auto-merge on a per-case basis?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Automatic branch merging

The automatic branch merging is awesome, but there’s one scenario that makes me wish there was a way to override it on specific commits. Here’s the scenario:

You have some branches like:

  • release/1.0
  • release/2.0
  • release/2.1

You find a bug near the end of 2.0 and you don’t have enough time for a "real" fix so you do a duct-tape fix and file/clone a bug to track a real fix for 2.1. With the auto-merging, the duct-tape fix goes in 2.0 and 2.1, but that adds another layer of problems in that you also have to track extricating the duct-tape fix out of the 2.1 release.

An edge case scenario, but I was hoping this was on the radar or there might be a plug-in to handle something like this?

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I have resorted to having an admin disable automatic merging while I perform the merge then reenable it. Being able to everride the auto-merge at merge time would be an awesome feature.

 

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