[Libreoffice] Git pull problems

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at suse.com
Wed Dec 14 01:47:06 PST 2011

Hi Alex,

On Wed, 2011-12-14 at 10:19 +0100, Alex Thurgood wrote:
> Not being very conversant with git, I'm seeing the following problem on 
> my Linux box and don't know how to sort it out :

	Ah  - fun :-)

> git pull && ./g pull
> error: Unable to find c29667cde3f151a73d7302757a6eca316b886aa3 under 
> http://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/libreoffice/core.git
> Cannot obtain needed tree c29667cde3f151a73d7302757a6eca316b886aa3
> while processing commit 28b86ca7b704d2789cad69f7516203434202c082.
> error: Fetch failed.

	So - this could happen in quite a few ways; most probably if you
committed something locally, then used git format-patch -1  to send it
off - and then someone else tweaked your patch before applying.

	I tend to use ./g pull -r # for rebase - that would perhaps try to
re-base your work on top of master & might unwind the conflict for you.

	Failing that; winding back your master can help:

	git tag -f here # backup tag in case we loose something
	git reset --hard HEAD~50
	git pull -r

	That winds back 50 commits and then re-pulls; of course if you have any
commits of your own, you'll now need to do 'gitk here' and cherry pick
them across.



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