Setup Git Flow on an empty repository

Hi there

I tried to setup Git Flow on an empty repository and got an error message. The suggestion to create a new branch '{0}' also throws an error.

I think this is something you changed in an update, because before it worked perfectly.

I read somewhere, that this has been changed to prevent some errors.

I prefer to setup Git Flow on an empty repository and start working on the develop branch, because I don't want to commit to the master branch, before the project is ready for production.

The way it is now, I have to commit to the master branch, then setup Git Flow, which creates the develop branch based on the master and then work on the develop branch. So I have a master branch with an unstable/unfinished project.

I never had any issues with setting up Git Flow on an empty repo before. So is there a way to get this behavior back?

Thanks
Steve

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I think this is your answer. I setup an empty repository yesterday. I could not 'activate' gitflow with either SmartGit or SourceTree. I created a README file in the master, committed, then the gitflow initialization worked.

heck, all you really have to do is create a .gitignore and then commit it if you don't want a README file. (or create both). The README file is useful as it comes out on Bitbucket's overview page.

I suspect this is what you have to do.

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