On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Roger Pau Monné
<roger....@entel.upc.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using git for all my projects, and I usually work under Mac OS X
> with the default filesystem (that's case-insensitive, but
> case-preserving). I'm currently working on a project that has several
> branches, and two of them are called origin/DHCPCD and origin/dhcpcd
> respectively, that's unfortunate, but I cannot do anything about it.
> This completely breaks the git repository, because
> .git/refs/remotes/origin/DHCPD and .git/refs/remotes/origin/dhcpd are
> actually the same file, so when I try to update my repository
> performing a git pull I get the following error:
> error: Ref refs/remotes/origin/dhcpcd is at
> 6b371783de2def2d6e3ec2680ba731f7086067ee but expected
> 79f701ce599a27043eed8343f76406014963278a
> So I was wondering if anyone has stumbled upon this issue, and what's
> the best approach to fix it.

I have stumbled upon a similar issue on Windows (which also has a
case-preserving filesystem), and I seem to remember the solution being
something to do with packed refs.

Perhaps we could change Git to detect name-collisions and
automatically pack the refs in such cases?
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