I highly doubt that this is a SourceTree issue, but the colleague who is reporting this issue is using SourceTree installed git and I can't find any answers anwhere else, so I thought I'd try the experts here. The guy is trying to do a simple pull. What he gets, in several different repositories is:
Cannot pull with rebase: You have unstaged changes.
Doing a git status reports that:
# On branch master # Your branch and 'origin/master' have diverged, # and have 3 and 1 different commit each, respectively. # nothing to commit (working directory clean)
Doing a git reset --hard makes no difference.
There is no output from any of this either:
git update-index -q --ignore-submodules --refresh git diff-files --ignore-submodules git diff-index --cached --ignore-submodules HEAD --
Sometimes, but not every time, I can do a git pull --no-rebase and it will work, but that's a workaround (and not even a consistent one).
Has anyone ever seen anthing like this? This has been going on for several months and I'm at a complete loss. Something is very wrong, but I have absolutely no idea what.
Yeah if you use a mounted network location as your repo location you will most likely encounter problems. This isn't something we support as we have no control over it. Typically we suggest cloning locally because it's so problematic. Your error does seem strange in this case, but what generally happens is that your repository gets corrupted. I'd suggest your solution is the correct one. Many people want to be able to do this, but it's a limitation of a NFS, really.
Yes. For various reasons, some our internal development occurs on a Linux box mounted via Samba. It's only been a problem for this one user's Mac. Other Mac and Windows users have been able to use it fine which led me to believe that it was more surgical in nature, I suppose.
A long time has passed. I have been seeing this problem on MacOS Yosemite using an NFS-mounted repository. But the problem never occurred if I ran git from the terminal. So I switched SourceTree from embedded git to the system git "git version 2.3.2 (Apple Git-55)" and it looks like the problem went away. The embedded git is 2.2.1 in SourceTree 2.0.5.
No .gitattributes in this particular repository so there shouldn't be anything funky going on there. I do have filemode set to false, but I've never had that be an actual problem. If I turn it on, git status reports changes. Turn it off and it doesn't. Pretty much exactly what I'd expect.
I'll take a look at the guy's text config setting, but it still seems like git status should report a change if one was made. In this case, git seems to be talking out of both sides of its, ahem, mouth. No changes, says git status, but yet changes are preventing a pull. **confused**
Thanks for your help.
Also, I should have mentioned in response to Kieran, he is using embedded Git (188.8.131.52). He does not have another Git executable on the system. And Steve, I was wrong. He has filemode set to true for this particular repository. Any idea how I can do a git reset --hard in SourceTree? I'm a CLI geek so navigating the GUI is foreign to me. I may find it by the time you respond, but I thought I'd go ahead and toss out the question in case I don't.
There are a couple of ways - you can hit the Reset toolbar button then select the 'Reset All' tab. Alternatively you can right-click on a commit in the log view and select the 'Reset <branch> to this commit' option to reset to somewhere else, when you get the traditional soft/mixed/hard modes as an option.
In the workflow you first commit any change and then rebase, if you don't want to commit the changes you can stash, then rebase, and then pop stash, this problem happened to me using tortoisegit as well, this is not a sourcetree problem, or a problem with the network drive.
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