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some git confusion (where git's advice didn't help)




Hi!

I was fighting with a remote branch being missing:
> git branch
  f-systemd
  integration
  master
* next
> git pull
Already up-to-date.
> git pull --all
Fetching origin
Already up-to-date.
> git fetch f-gcc-4.8
fatal: 'f-gcc-4.8' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
> git fetch origin
> git branch
  f-systemd
  integration
  master
* next
> git branch -r
  origin/HEAD -> origin/f-systemd
  origin/backport-0.0
  origin/backport-0.1
  origin/f-gcc-4.8
  origin/f-manual-peak-reset
  origin/f-read-failure
  origin/f-spec-RA
  origin/f-start-notice
  origin/f-status-dir
  origin/f-systemd
  origin/f-systemd-generator
  origin/f-usage
  origin/master
  origin/next
> git branch --track origin/f-gcc-4.8
Branch origin/f-gcc-4.8 set up to track local branch next.
> git fetch
> git branch
  f-systemd
  integration
  master
* next
  origin/f-gcc-4.8
> git merge f-gcc-4.8
merge: f-gcc-4.8 - not something we can merge

Did you mean this?
        origin/f-gcc-4.8
> git merge origin/f-gcc-4.8
warning: refname 'origin/f-gcc-4.8' is ambiguous.
Already up-to-date.

### So actually this advice wasn't helpful at all. Cause of the problem most likely was "git branch --track origin/f-gcc-4.8" that "imported" the branch under the same name as the remote branch is referenced.

Actually this was just an addition to my previous message about missing remote branches after clone...
(Seen with git 2.12.3)

My local "solution" was: git branch -d origin/f-gcc-4.8

Regards,
Ulrich