Gerrit error when Change-Id in commit messages are missing


I set up a branch in the remote repository and made some commits on that branch. Now I want to merge the remote branch to the remote master.

Basically follows are my operations:

  1. checkout branch
  2. checkout master
  3. merge branch and fix merging errors
  4. commit
  5. push origin HEAD:refs/for/master

But get error messages on the 5th step:

remote: Resolving deltas:   0% (0/12)

remote: ERROR: missing Change-Id in commit message

remote: Change-Id: I55862204ef71f69bc88c79fe2259f7cb8365699a

To ssh://[email protected]:29418/hello_git
 ! [remote rejected] HEAD -> refs/for/master (missing Change-Id in commit message)

This question is tagged with git merge branch master gerrit

~ Asked on 2012-01-13 03:47:16

The Best Answer is


Check if your commits have Change-Id: ... in their descriptions. Every commit should have them.

If no, use git rebase -i to reword the commit messages and add proper Change-Ids (usually this is a SHA1 of the first version of the reviewed commit).

For the future, you should install commit hook, which automatically adds the required Change-Id.

Execute scp -p -P 29418 [email protected]_gerrit_address:hooks/commit-msg .git/hooks/ in the repository directory or download them from http://your_gerrit_address/tools/hooks/commit-msg and copy to .git/hooks

~ Answered on 2012-01-13 11:13:03


Try this:

git commit --amend

Then copy and paste the Change-Id: I55862204ef71f69bc88c79fe2259f7cb8365699a at the end of the file.

Save it and push it again!

~ Answered on 2013-06-11 04:01:46

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