Really serious design issue with rebasing #6

kentfredric opened this Issue Feb 28, 2014 · 3 comments


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When you try to rebase, especially with rebase --preserve, a whole lot of bad things happen due to the trees not being very similar.

For instance, if both sides have a README.mkdn, well, this happens:

git rebase --preserve repick
Auto-merging README.mkdn
CONFLICT (add/add): Merge conflict in README.mkdn
Automatic merge failed; fix conflicts and then commit the result.
Error redoing merge 13ad9ead2785efe6f2b6b00e39349749f8382bce

Even though their final paths are different, merge preservation means the magic merge commits are discarded and re-attempted, and they're re-attempted without the path transformation! Ugh! :/

Git subtree has the same defect and its infuriating to work around.


( Problem happens without merge preservation too :( )


Is this still a problem?

We no longer have magic merges.


This looks much improved now.

@kentfredric kentfredric closed this Mar 3, 2014
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