On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 15:26 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>         empty=`GIT_INDEX_FILE=.no-such-file git-write-tree`
>         git-read-tree -m -u $empty $head $foreign ||

ooooo. Tricky.

Thanks for the script. That's a bad, bad hack. :-)

> One thing that makes me reluctant to recommend this "merging
> unrelated projects" business is that I suspect that it makes
> things _much_ harder for the upstream project that is being
> merged, and should not be done without prior arrangement; Linus
> merged gitk after talking with paulus, so that was OK.

What I'm going to do is actually an inversion of that. Publishing a
repository with the _intent_ of being merged into existing history, and
observing obvious naming conventions as the "prior arrangement".

I thought once I got the initial baseless merges done and committed that
I do fetch-octopus from that point on. But octopus was still complaining
about not finding a merge base. I'm going to verify that I didn't just
mess something up in the process.

If I can get octopus working as the tool for doing merges _after_ the
baseless merges then I can live with the current situation. 


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