On 07/30/2012 05:26 AM, Nix wrote: > Uh, not only did it work, it told you it worked. You can check out*any* > commit at all as a new branch, including commits referenced by refs such > as branches or tags. But if you check out a tag without creating a new > branch off of it, git will warn you, as above, that if you commit at > this point and then switch away, your commit is pointed to by nothing > and thus will eventually be lost (not at once -- the reflog will point > to it for a while, but reflogs are routinely expired by automated 'git > gc' runs, so your commit will eventually vanish). > > (This state is called 'detached HEAD', because HEAD (which always points > to your current checkout) is not pointing to the same place as the head > of any branch, thus 'detached' from all branches.) OK, I think I got it! So I need to create the local branch v3.5.13-sru and then checkout 3.5.13 into that. (or whatever new name I dream up for the branch :) I'll mess with it some more. Thanks Nix! -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.