On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Hilco Wijbenga
<hilco.wijbe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> A colleague of mine (after a relatively long absence) noticed the
> following when running "git status":
> # On branch master
> # Your branch and 'origin/master' have diverged,
> # and have 250 and 19 different commit(s) each, respectively.
> #
> nothing to commit (working directory clean)
> He asked me what to do and I told him to do what has always worked for
> me in the past when something like this happened: gitk, "reset master
> branch to here" (to a commit before the divergence and using --hard),
> git pull origin master. Problem solved.
> Well, not this one. This one is persistent. :-) I am at a loss what to
> do. "master" and "origin/master" do *not* point at the same commit.
> Even after the "git reset --hard ..." and "git pull". Running my
> silver bullet solution gets us in the same situation every time.

I assume that the commit you reset to wasn't actually before the
divergence, then.  It sounds like what you're trying to do is just
long-hand for 'git reset --hard origin/master'.  As mentioned before,
that *does* assume that you want to throw out everything you've
committed locally.  If that's *not* the case, try 'git rebase
origin/master' or 'git pull --rebase'.  And then go slap the person
who rewrote the history of origin/master.


Gehm's Corollary to Clark's Law: Any technology distinguishable from
magic is insufficiently advanced.
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