For me this was caused by a files being staged, fixed by 

git rm --cached subdir1/blahblah.php

On Tuesday, 5 April 2011 15:50:01 UTC+10, alenoosh wrote:
>
> hi all 
>
> I have a git repository that contains a subdirectory (for example 
> subdir1) and I have a branch called subdir1-branch. Contents of 
> subdir1-branch correspond to subdir1. 
>
> I'm trying to use git-read-tree command : 
>
>         git read-tree --prefix=myrepo/subdir1 -u subdir1-branch 
>
> but it fails with the following error : 
>
>         error: Entry 'subdir1/blahblah.php' overlaps with 'subdir1/ 
> blahblah.php'.  Cannot bind 
>
> What is the problem ? 
>
> I have searched alot but couldn't find anything ... 
>
> Thanks in advance 
>
> Alenoosh

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