Merging a bitbucket upstream branch with SourceTree

I forked a Bitbucket repository with SourceTree

I created a pull request from bitbucket and my changes were merged. Now i want to merge others upstream repository changes to my fork (sync it).

I clicked in Bitbucket on the "compare fork"/ incoming button and got three command lines to use.

hg pull -r default http://upstream-repo</code<>>

hg update default

The third one "hg merge 925c1611d764" did not complete :

abandon : merging with a working directory ancestor has no effect

Now in source tree I can see I can see two local "default" branches, and I can't push to my fork anymore because it says this will create another new "default" branch.

What should I do to get out of this situation ?

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You just need to merge one of the default branch heads into the other one, so update to one of them, then right click the other and select 'Merge'. Once the merge is done, check if you have any conflicts to resolve as usual, then commit / push.

It shouldn't matter which one you picked, since both should have a common ancestor. Are you sure there's not another head still lying around somewhere?

If not, then this is probably just because someone else has pushed before you did, so you need to pull their changes, merge them too, then push.

Thanks steve, I picked one and merged to the other, unfortunately looks like it was the bad one :

abort: push creates new remote head f4b0a1404147!
(did you forget to merge? use push -f to force)

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