[Kde-scm-interest] Usage of pull rebasing and merges

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Tue Feb 8 09:20:55 CET 2011

Hi all,

Just a word of warning, if you are going to merge two branches
together, make sure to run "git pull --rebase" before you conduct the
merge. Once you have conducted the merge, use "git pull" if you
encounter a non-fast forward error. Do not run "git pull --rebase"
after performing the merge, under any circumstances.

If you do a "git pull --rebase" after performing a merge, then the
merge, as well as all the commits it pulled in will be rebased, along
with the attached consequences of that. This is what caused commits
such as http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.kde.cvs/1008397 to be


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