Sourcetree cherry pick error

I have tried to cherry pick a commit but it never works, I always get this error message:

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false -c credential.helper=sourcetree cherry-pick 1ff4d770a1d6316b54b9718a56b36672036d593c
error: Commit 1ff4d770a1d6316b54b9718a56b36672036d593c is a merge but no -m option was given.
fatal: cherry-pick failed
Completed with errors, see above

Any idea what is causing this problem and what I can do to correct it?

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This is (the lack of) a feature: cherry-picking/reverting merge commits is currently not possible in SourceTree.

I already created an issue about it. Please upvote it here.

Thanks for the reply – I will upvote your issue.

So then what is cherry-picking, and why does SourceTree have a command that does nothing?

"Given one or more existing commits, apply the change each one introduces, recording a new commit for each." (= duplicate a commit to another branch, in most cases)

SourceTree does implement this correctly, but only for commits which are not merge commits (= commits with multiple parents in the graph).

Can anyone shed light on this? I don't understand what is wrong.

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