Do not change in case of manifest sync

In case of manifest/smart sync repo changes ".merge" config
option from branch to SHA. Doing 'repo upload' fails as
repo tries to upload to a remote branch that looks like SHA
(e.g. refs/for/23423423423423423423423)

Do not update the .merge in case if revision is SHA.

Change-Id: I9139708fa17f21eec5a7e23c3255333626bf529e
diff --git a/ b/
index 350a5e3..b80ad31 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -1102,7 +1102,9 @@
                    len(local_changes) - cnt_mine)
     branch.remote = self.GetRemote(
-    branch.merge = self.revisionExpr
+    if not ID_RE.match(self.revisionExpr):
+      # in case of manifest sync the revisionExpr might be a SHA1
+      branch.merge = self.revisionExpr
     if cnt_mine > 0 and self.rebase: