Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] [git][multi_index] help merging from develop
From: Bjørn Roald (bjorn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-24 11:24:18

On 12/24/2013 03:19 PM, Joaquin M Lopez Munoz wrote:
> Daniel James <daniel <at>> writes:
>> On 24 December 2013 13:03, Joaquin M Lopez Munoz <joaquin <at>> wrote:
>>> even though branch develop is indeed different from (and more
>>> recent than) the code in master (it contains changes from about
>>> one month or so intended for Boost 1.56 that weren't published when
>>> the branch master was originally created)
>> How did you merge? I tried checking out the old version and merging,
>> and got a lot of merge conflicts (I think you got your merge point a
>> little wrong, but that isn't a big problem). Did that happen for you?
> At some point that happened to me, I seem to remember I reverted or
> something and then retried. Not completely sure, though, now the situation
> is as I describe, git merge --no-ff develop tells me I'm up-to-date
> even though branches are different.
>> Or maybe you used "git merge -s ours"? The "-s ours" flag on the wiki
>> was just for creating the merge point, as it tells git to use the
>> "ours" merge strategy, which basically performs no merge at all
>> (roughly similar to using 'svn merge --record-only' in subversion).
>> The text on the wiki should be clearer here.
> I did -s ours as explained in "First post-svn conversion merge to master",
> and this seems to have gone well (commit meddage "created first merge
> point for Git".) It is on the second commit that I messed things up,
> seemingly (commit message "Merge branch 'develop'"), and to be honest
> I don't remember if I used -s ours (I understand I mustn't use it,
> but I did something wrong, maybe it was that.)

That concur with what I see as well. It looks like your
3239677c40b6e15d1bb49675cabb077460333538 merge is not merging the
develop change sets into master at all, but the other way around.

I recommend "gitk --all", then select View --> Edit View, then select
the "Strictly sort by date" for getting a better understanding of what
is going on. To compare commits, e.g. parents in a merge with the
merge, simply select one, then right click the other for the diff options.

>> Do you want to have master identical to develop?
> Yes, I want the master branch to be exactly the same aas the branch
> develop stands now.

Then just try it again.

git checkout master
git tag bad-merge # for the paranoid needing an easy way to get back!
git reset --hard 3239677c40b6e15d1bb49675cabb077460333538
git merge --no-ff develop
... check you got what you want
git tag -d bad-merge # for the paranoid that now has calmed down


Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at