On the project I work, we've been using git for version control and things
have been going great. However, a couple of days ago, some developers
started to get this peculiar error message, when they wanted to pull the
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe" pull --rebase --progress origin
remote: Total 563 (delta 440), reused 0 (delta 0) [K
bd7e607..3f2d0a3 release-65 -> origin/release-65
+ 1594424...bd7984c HEAD -> origin/HEAD (forced update)
*error: Ref refs/remotes/origin/master is at
bd7984c13861b4ef2d1a15c571d9fa6ecd13036d but expected
* ! 1594424..57457dd master -> origin/master (unable to update local
c06d0cd..f6f6d72 release-62 -> origin/release-62
On the second attempt, the pull is successful.
We use Git Extensions on windows as a GUI for Git, and the repo is on a
linux machine. We figured out, that if we update the git on the problematic
machines, the problem disappears. However, googling did not help me find
the reason what happens here. Can somebody explain this? Our git versions
was around 1.8 (mine is 1.8.0.msysgit.0 and is not working), but somebody
has an 1.7.6.msysgit.0 and an 1.8.1.msysgit.1 without a problem.
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