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Sourcetree creates 1KB BASE file while merging Edited


Sourcetree creates 1KB BASE file while merging and merging is hence not possible. Command git merge-base commit1 commit2 returns the base commit that is of correct size (over 100 MB).

What to do to be able to merge, hence access the base file ? Does this have something to do with LFS ?


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Mike Corsaro Atlassian Team Jun 12, 2018

Hello! This might have something to do with LFS -- are the merge file sizes very large? Does this only happen in this repo?

Hello Mike,

thank you for your reply! It might indeed. However:

with this configuration for merge

local: 127 MB

remote: 110 MB

base: 109 MB are created

and with this configuration for merge

local: 127 MB

remote: 138 MB

base: 1KB

a 1KB base file (practically empty file) is created. I find yet no way which commit is git taking as base in a specific merge session. Apparently it cannot retrieve the base in latter case correctly. Do you have an idea ?



Further, the point is, it is not always the case that in the merge process a 1KB BASE file is created. For merge with some other branches it works fine as usual. For the cases with 1 KB BASE file, to find which base, I executed git merge-base commit1 commit2. The resulting commit is a normal file, non empty.

I have this issue with 1KB retrieved BASE file, since a short time (Monday). I tried to merge using git merge <sourcebranch> command and git mergetool command to merge and resolve conflicts, all without Sourcetree involved. Still the same problem. 

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