Antoine Pelisse <apeli...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:17:27 +0000
>>> Pete Forman <petef4+use...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I am looking for a way of detecting up front whether a git pull or git
>>>> merge would fail. The sort of script I want to perform is to update a
>>>> git fetch
>>>> git okay
>>>> stop server
>>>> backup data
>>>> git merge
>>>> start server
>> I don't know a simple way to do the pre-merge check without actually
>> doing the merge (other than patching git merge to add a --dry-run
> Wouldn't that be a nice use-case for git-recursive-merge --index-only
> ($gmane/236753) ?
As the original mentions "error: Your local changes to ...", I do
not think it would be a good fit.
I have to say that the safest and sanest way may be to:
(1) Commit any such local change(s);
server$ git commit -a
(2) Pull that down to a pre-deploy repository from the "server";
prepare$ git pull ...to grab the "local changes" above...
(3) Merge in whatever the update you want to have on the "server";
prepare$ git merge ...whatever...
(4) and then stop the server, fast-forward to the result of (3),
and then restart.
server$ stop server
server$ git pull --ff-only ...the prepared result of (3)...
server$ start server
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