Jeff King wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 04:39:56PM -0400, Phil Hord wrote:
>> git pull --rebase does some clever tricks to find the base
>> for $upstream , but it forgets that we may not have any
>> branch at all.  When this happens, git merge-base reports its
>> "usage" help in the middle of an otherwise successful
>> rebase operation, because git-merge is called with one too
>> few parameters.
>> Since we do not need the merge-base trick in the case of a
>> detached HEAD, detect this condition and bypass the clever
>> trick and the usage noise.
> Makes sense. I notice there is no test with your patch. It sounds from
> the description like the operation still may succeed, but we just get
> cruft on stderr?

Yes, that's correct.

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