POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.off-topic : Is my life easier yet? : Re: Is my life easier yet? Server Time
22 Feb 2024 00:33:00 EST (-0500)
  Re: Is my life easier yet?  
From: Jim Henderson
Date: 6 Oct 2021 12:09:09
Message: <615dca25$1@news.povray.org>
On Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:18:53 -0400, Cousin Ricky wrote:

> On 2021-10-05 10:19 PM (-4), Cousin Ricky wrote:
>> On 2021-10-04 7:01 PM (-4), Jim Henderson wrote:
>>> It sounds like you probably need to do a rebase.  I don't know how to
>>> do that in git-cola, but basically a pull just pulls the changes from
>>> the remote repository.  A rebase "is the process of moving or
>>> combining a sequence of commits to a new base commit. Rebasing is most
>>> useful and easily visualized in the context of a feature branching
>>> workflow." (from
>>> https://www.atlassian.com/git/tutorials/rewriting-history/git-rebase)
>>> What I might be inclined to do (I work from the CLI) is:
>>>  git stash git pull --rebase git stash pop
>>> Stash puts your changes in a ... stash.  (I know, kinda useless self-
>>> referential definition).  It sets them aside.  The pull --rebase does
>>> the rebase, basically making sure you have a clean copy of the
>>> upstream repo.
>>> The stash pop then re-applies the diffs that you stashed.
>>> From there you should be able to do a commit.
>>> Of course, if you're the only one committing to the repo, then it's
>>> unlikely that the remote repo is out of sync with your local copy.
>> Thanks.  I think the problem was that I obediently added the
>> description and license, and that caused the conflict with the local
>> repo.  I just deleted the GitHub repo and started over.  I figure I can
>> add the description and license later.
> Damn.  I added a license and readme to GitHub, tried to pull the changes
> to my local repo, and it's still giving me exit status 128.  Do I have
> to do this rebase thing every time I make a change?  Why does every
> simple thing have to be so freaking complicated?

A rebase shouldn't be needed every time - how did you add the license/
readme to github?

"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and 
besides, the pig likes it." - George Bernard Shaw

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