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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: Merge problem
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:32:29 GMT
On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 10:56:42AM +0000, Andreas Tscharner wrote:
> [snip]
> > Just wondering if anyone may have an idea how my repository 
> > got so buggered up.  I tried to merge a branch to the trunk 
> > and received 49 conflicts.  2 are files that do not need to 
> > be tracked so that leaves 47.  Out of the 47 there are two 
> > problems, local add, incoming add upon merge & local delete, 
> > incoming delete upon merge.  I was doing some code cleanup so 
> > it is possible I deleted the files in two different branches. 
> >  But I know for certain that I did not create the same file 
> > twice.  I did a diff on the first one and it is identical in 
> > both branches, easy to fix, difficult to determine how the 
> > conflict came about.  The second file is different, I deleted 
> > dome code that is not needed anymore.  More work to fix.  
> > With the conflict it causes the merge to fail thus making 
> > this much more time consuming to fix.  The question I have is 
> I don't want to offend anyone here, but such bogus merge conflicts were the reason we
changed to git.

Apples and oranges.

> > anyone know what I could’ve done to create these false conflicts?
> > 
> Not to my knowledge...

Did you ask for help on this list when you got similar conflicts?
Any pointers to threads I could read?

I'm genuinly interested in what conflicts you were seeing
and how you attempted to resolve them.
But I need details, handwavy statements won't help me.

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