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Personalize Git Flow init


When I try to initialise git flow on existant repository from Sourcetree, I can personalise branch names, but these names aren't seem not used by internal init command.

I've got this error (for example, we develop with branch « dev ») :

git init -d 

Using default branch names.

Fatal: Local branch 'develop' does not exist.


Which branch should be used for bringing forth production releases?

   - dev

   - master

Branch name for production releases: [master] 


Which branch should be used for integration of the "next release"?

   - dev

Branch name for "next release" development: [develop] 

Completed with errors, see above


I've try to init git flow from terminal, but I don't have « git-flow » commands or access to « flow » command with git :

Gl0ubI:~$ git-flow
-bash: git-flow: command not found
Gl0ubI:~$ git flow
git: 'flow' is not a git command. See 'git --help'.

Any idea ?


MacOs 10.12.6

Sourcetree 2.7.6 (git embedded 2.17.1 / git-flow embedded)

1 answer

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bgannin Atlassian Team Nov 19, 2018


We're looking into reproducing this and will include a fix in a future update. Thank you for the report.

Brian Ganninger
Senior Mac Developer, Sourcetree

"will include a fix in a future update" 
In version 3.2 (224) this has not yet been fixed. 🤔

Version 4.0.1 (234) and still not fixed.

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