Thomas Rast <> writes:

> The logic for pulling into an unborn branch was originally designed to
> be used on a newly-initialized repository (d09e79c, git-pull: allow
> pulling into an empty repository, 2006-11-16).  It thus did not
> initially deal with uncommitted changes in the unborn branch.  The
> case of an _unstaged_ untracked file was fixed by 4b3ffe5 (pull: do
> not clobber untracked files on initial pull, 2011-03-25).  However, it
> still clobbered existing staged files, both when the file exists in
> the merged commit (it will be overwritten), and when it does not (it
> will be deleted).

Perhaps making sure the index is empty is sufficient, then?
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