[sr-dev] git problem: "svn up" sr_3.0 branch

Klaus Darilion klaus.mailinglists at pernau.at
Fri Nov 6 10:44:08 CET 2009

Andrei Pelinescu-Onciul schrieb:
> On Nov 05, 2009 at 19:44, Klaus Darilion <klaus.mailinglists at pernau.at> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Once again I fail to use git - hope someone can help me. I just want to 
>> have a local copy of sr_3.0 branch for testing.
>> So, first I cloned the repository:
>> git clone git://git.sip-router.org/sip-router
>> Then I made a local branch to follow the remote branch:
>> git checkout --track -b sr_3.0
> If you want to track sr_3.0 then you should have used:
> git checkout --track -b sr_3.0 origin/sr_3.0
> What you did is to track the current branch, which is master after a
> fresh clone, so you ended up with your local sr_3.0 tracking master.
> There's no need to create a separate "clone" for sr_3.0, you can use the
> same clone for all the branches, and just switch between them with
> git checkout <branch> (it's extremely fast).
>> This worked fine, I built and installed sip-router.
>> Now, as there were some commits today, I wanted to update my local 
>> branch. How? I tried a simple "git pull" but it always says:
>>  From .
>>   * branch            master     -> FETCH_HEAD
>>  Already up-to-date.
>> ??????
> If you don't have any changes/local commits on your local sr_3.0, do the
> following:
> git checkout master # just to change the branch
> git branch -D sr_3.0 # deletes sr_3.0
> git checkout --track -b sr_3.0 origin/sr_3.0 # recreate sr_3.0 tracking 
>                                              # origin/sr_3.0
> BTW: always add --rebase to git pull, to avoid useless merge commit 
> messages (you need to add --rebase only if you did some local commits,
> but it doesn't hurt and it's simpler to use it always).
> The safest way to pull is:
> git fetch origin

Thanks for the instructions, up to here it worked.

> git pull --rebase --ff origin/sr_3.0 (in case you're on sr_3.0)

This causes (I am on sr_3.0):
$ git pull --rebase --ff origin/sr_3.0
fatal: 'origin/sr_3.0': unable to chdir or not a git archive
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly


PS: What is "origin"?

> or 
> git pull --rebase --ff origin/master (in case you're on master)
> Andrei

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