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  • Hey there,

    this is maybe a stupid questions for all you github pro’s, but I’m really struggling to commit a tiny fix and it already costs me some hours to provide this contribution.

    What I have done so far:

    • cloned repository
    • created new branch
    • added changes
    • commit changes

    But when I try to push it fails, however pull from master works.

    ~/Documents/Sandbox/privat/MagicMirror (add-translation)
    git push --set-upstream origin add-translation
    Enter passphrase for key '/c/Users/carsten/.ssh/id_rsa':
    ERROR: Permission to MichMich/MagicMirror.git denied to sten82.
    fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
    Please make sure you have the correct access rights
    and the repository exists.
    ~/Documents/Sandbox/privat/MagicMirror (master)
    git pull
    Enter passphrase for key '/c/Users/carsten/.ssh/id_rsa':
    Already up-to-date.

    I’m running on Windows 10 with git console. I have stored ssh key in Github (and checked if it works) and changed gitconfig to use ssh instead of https.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you in advance,

  • YOU cannot push to the core repo… you can create a fork (under YOUR github userid), and then clone/push to THAT repo…

    you can then propose changes to the master repo, by submitting a pull request, for your branch back to the master (and some branch, usually dev) … and the master owner can accept it , or not… and then merge it with the master branch whenever…

  • Hi sdetweil,

    thank you for the clarification, since I have never contributed before I didn’t knew that. That really helped my a lot.


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