Thanks for the reply. I'm afraid this question has become moot. I can no longer reproduce the problem as it is now working as expected. I did find an incorrect ownership on one of the 'objects' sub-directories but I would think that should have given me an error. Perhaps I used root at the wrong time to do something and that changed the ownership. In any case there is not much I can do at this point since the problem no longer exists.
On 1/18/2013 1:38 PM, Phil Hord wrote: > On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 9:14 AM, Dennis Putnam <d...@bellsouth.net> wrote: >> As a git noob I am having trouble understanding when to use which >> commands. I have a repository (bare) on my Linux server. I also created >> a build directory as a local repository. In my build script I do a 'git >> pull' to make sure the build directory is up to date. No changes are >> made to my source so this repository never does an 'add' or 'commit'. >> When I run my script with 'pull', the output indicates that changes were >> found and seems to have pulled them into the local directory. However, >> when I look at the resulting source, none of the expected changes show >> up. I then tried a 'fetch' and 'rebase'. That worked but I don't >> understand why. I thought 'pull' did a 'fetch' and a 'merge' so I don't >> understand why a 'fetch' and 'rebase' worked but 'fetch' and 'merge' did >> not. Unless my understanding of what 'pull' does is wrong. In my case, >> what should I be using in my script to assure that the build directory >> is current? > If your build directory never has any source changes or new commits, > then pull is the right thing to do. You might want to use 'git pull > --ff-only' to guarantee that your build directory is not creating > merges unexpectedly. > > You did not provide enough information to help figure out why your > pull is failing to achieve the results you expect. I suggest you > perform the pull manually in your build directory. If it fails, git > should tell you why. If it reports success but actually fails, you > can post a detailed explanation of the problem here so someone can > suggest the cause. > > Phil >
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