From: Konrád Lőrinczi
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:03 PM
Subject: [git-users] Merge conflict error, when there was no change in
I have a site local repo and a remote repo.
Local repo contains the 1-2 month old content of remote repo.
I try to pull the whole content into local repo.
git pull origin master
* branch master -> FETCH_HEAD
CONFLICT (add/add): Merge conflict in admin/process_email.php
Automatic merge failed; fix conflicts and then commit the result.
I checked process_email.php using P4Merge, but shows no conflict, furthermore
there were no changes at all, no difference.
$ git status
On branch master
nothing to commit, working directory clean on both repos.
Also I tried
$ git pull -X theirs origin/master master
But still get the same error.
I want to merge the remote origin repo with my local repo.
I want to overwite local repo with remote origin repo content as the remote
repo is newer, contains the latest code.
More than 2000 files are conflicting, while I checked the conflict and they
have the same content. I would not want to do manual conflict handling.
autocrlf = False
in the .gitconfig.
Why do I get conflict error for files, which have exactly the same content?
An easy way to see what is going on is to split the 'git pull' into 'git fetch'
(*) and then 'git merge' (*).
You may need extra options on the fetch and merge depending on your version to
select the branches you want from the remote server into your remote-tracking
branches (rtb) for that server.
This separates out the issues and once you have all the remote changes held
locally in your rtb's you can more easily do diffs between the two branches.
It can be quite a mind-wrench when you grok that rtb's are just local branches
with a convenient name, rather than someting special that's to be 'feared'.
You may find that there are 'end of line' differences between the commits in
the server, and the commits you have locally, which after eol conversion, look
identical, but the different eol strings makes the sha1's different.
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