Git

Posted Thursday, 17 September 2009 at 22:37 by Andrew Liu
Tagged: Git | web development
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Git pull yields this response: "You asked me to pull without telling me which branch..."

After a few attempts, this becomes quite annoying.  What do you do to fix it?

 

There are a few ways to solve this.


1. Delete and re-create the repository with "git clone <repo>". When I looked in the .git/config file in the newly cloned repository, I saw these magic settings:

 

[branch "master"]
  remote = origin
  merge = refs/heads/master

 

2. Of course, now that you know, you can hand edit this file yourself.

 

3. Or you can do it the 'git' way, properly

 

git config --list

 

Shows you the current configuration settings.

What you need to do is:

 

git config branch.master.remote origin
git config branch.master.merge=refs/heads/master

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