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unable to resolve reference : reference broken. How to solve this?

it -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false --no-optional-locks fetch --prune origin
* [new branch] Jaison/master_branch -> origin/Jaison/master_branch
error: cannot lock ref 'refs/remotes/origin/dale/campaign_template_builder': unable to resolve reference 'refs/remotes/origin/dale/campaign_template_builder': reference broken
! [new branch] dale/campaign_template_builder -> origin/dale/campaign_template_builder (unable to update local ref)

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bgannin Atlassian Team Jul 02, 2019

Hi @Venalyn,

Your local working copy and the remote repository are different enough that Git is unable to resolve that. I recommend cloning the remote repository again to a new location, create a patch from the commits or differences, and then apply it to a new branch. Hope that helps.

Brian Ganninger
Principal Developer, Sourcetree

mvaldes I'm New Here Jan 04, 2021

Hi @Venalyn

@bgannin's solution in large projects is a little: kill a fly with cannonball. You can remove the references to the failing branch in packed-refs, info/refs inside the .git folder


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