you can take a look at
2014-10-31 4:18 GMT-03:00 Gergely Polonkai <gerg...@polonkai.eu>:
> let me fix this up a bit:
> On 31 Oct 2014 04:39, "Rick Umali" <rickum...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:41:42 AM UTC-4, Anthony Berglas wrote:
> >> I am trying to do something really simple. I want to commit local
> changes to a remote repository. But along the way other developers
> modified the remote. This appears to be very difficult to do in Git.
> > You can modify the remote by using git push. It's not too difficult, but
> it can be confusing!
> I wouldn't do that, as it usually does more harm then good.
> >> When I finished my changes I did a commit -a. All good.
> >> But then the push failed. git fetch ok. So I tried to checkout the
> origin/master. That gave me a "detached head", even though it looked like
> I was on head. It said create a branch so I created abtmp (I do not
> actually want any branches). Then merged origin/master back into abtmp
> (which seems the wrong way).
> > Believe it or not, I think you're partially there!
> > One key: the origin/master represents the master on the remote
> repository. You cannot use "git checkout origin/master", because
> origin/master is a remote-tracking branch. These exist as book marks the
> where master is on the remote.
> >> So now I have the following. What I want is to get rid of abtmp and
> commit back to origin/master on the remote server.
> >> $ git log --oneline --decorate --graph --all
> >> * 5e0fcfb (HEAD, abtmp) Merge remote branch 'origin/master' into abtmp
> >> |\
> >> | * 944773a (origin/master, origin/HEAD) - shrm has to be optional
> logically (if s
> >> | * 4952f9c - correct to point by default
> >> * | 75b9d6d (master) Performace tests
> >> |/
> >> * c1106db - replace with st
> >> * b046367 - set back further
> >> * 5a3ce83 - fixup doc link reference
> >> * 2ca8ecf (tag: 7.0e) - this
> > I'm really glad you posted this git log output. It really helps us
> understand the state of your repository.
> > I read your history like this:
> > Your last work was on 75b9d6d, aka master. When you did the git push, it
> complained because your master wasn't in sync with the remote. You
> performed a git fetch, which brought in the commits that were on the
> remote. Doing git log shows you that the remote's master was 944773a, aka
> origin/master. Per the 'detached HEAD' message, you learned you needed a
> branch to work on origin/master. You created the branch abtmp. You then
> merged abtmp into origin/master, but from the git log output, I believe
> that abtmp was created while you were on your local master. Do you remember
> how you created the abtmp branch?
> > I say all this because 5e0fcfb, the abtmp branch, seems to have 944773a
> (origin/master) and 75b9d6d (master) as its parents.
> > To help further, give us the output of these commands:
> > git branch
> > git log --abbrev-commit --parents -n 1
> > This should give abtmp as the current branch, and it should say 944773a
> and 75b9d6d in the commit line.
> >> Questions:-
> >> How do I fix this up.
> > I believe given the graph output that all you need to do is:
> > git checkout master
> > git merge abtmp
> > This will send master to the same commit as abtmp (because it should be
> a fast-forward merge), and you can then type:
> > git branch -D abtmp
> You should use -d instead. It also removes the branch, but first checks if
> it has been merged or not. This can come in handy if your eye slips over an
> erroro message about a failing merge (which is hard, but happens sometimes).
> > This will delete the abtmp branch.
> >> What is the best way to deal with these simple conflicts in future.
> > You're doing it already: git fetch, and then carefully merging
> origin/master back into your branch. If your concerned or paranoid, you can
> clone your repository to a separate directory, and try out the steps in
> your clone.
> Another way is to rebase. This can be done either by git pull --rebase, or
> with git fetch origin; git rebase origin/master.
> >> Is there any doc that goes over this clearly. (e.g. not
> http://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-Basics-Working-with-Remotes which goes
> over setting up multiple remotes etc. and other cleverness but not the
> > I'm writing a book that is going over the basics. There are other
> resources out there, though. Search for git merge, git branch, and
> remote-tracking branches.
> The Git book on git-scm.org is a good source for any Git users. It's a
> bit long, but covers almost(?) every aspect of Git.
> > Good luck!
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> > Rick Umali / Author: "Learn Git in a Month of Lunches" /
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