SmartGit pull not acting like expected

I forked a repository on GitHub.

I then cloned my fork into a folder on my local development enviroment through SmartGit.
Additionally I added the original repository as a remote.

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  • Now, the original repository has added and changed some files. I’d like to retrieve these so that I’m up to date, before continuing with developing.

    I the push the Pull button in SmartGit and select the original repo i the dialog.
    SmartGit returns this to me:

    remote: Counting objects: 24, done.
    remote: Total 13 (delta 7), reused 12 (delta 6)
     * [new branch]      master     -> lm/master

    But, the added files and changes are not added to my local repository.
    Doing this manually with Git Bash – git pull original master everything works like expected.

    Why is it SmartGit doesn’t pull like I expect?

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  • 4 Solutions collect form web for “SmartGit pull not acting like expected”

    On Pull, SmartGit will perform a “git fetch” and after that merge resp. rebase the tracked branch. In your case, master tracks origin/master, not lm/master. You have following choices now, always assuming you are on master:

    (1) Configure master to track lm/master instead of origin/master: invoke Branch|Branch Manager, select master, invoke Reset Tracked Branch from the context menu, then add lm/master to the selection and invoke Set Tracked Branch. Now, it’s lm/master which will be merged (or rebased) on every Pull.

    (2) Manually merge lm/master: invoke Branch|Merge and select lm/master.

    (3) Manually rebase onto lm/master: invoke Branch|Rebase, select HEAD to selected commits and on the graph-page, select lm/master.

    What I ended up doing in SmartGit was:

    • Remote > Add (as you did). I called mine upstream.
    • In the branches panel Right click upstream > fetch more.. and select the branches. (Typically master)
    • In the branches panel Double click upstream > master. This will ask you to create a 2nd branch (usually master-2). I also called this upstream. So I have a remote repo called upstream and local branch called upstream that tracks upstream/master.
    • In the branches panel Double click Local Branches > Master to get you back to your master branch.

    At this point I would presume you only just forked the project a few moments ago, so this next step would not be very useful, but if there are a few extra commits at a later stage you will need to do this.

    • Remote > Pull and select upstream. If you press the little down arrow, you will see you can ONLY do “Neither merge nor rebase”. This is good.
    • Click fetch This will allow you to see all the log and what has changed.
    • In the branch panel Right click Local Branches > upstream > Merge.
    • Fast-Forward if you believe you can. (My preferred way).
    • or Create Merge-Commit.

    From this point on, You would only have to do is the last 5 steps.
    The first steps were just setup.

    You would see the new files if the upstream branch of your current local branch was “lm/master“.
    But if you are on master, its upstream branch is certainly by default “origin/master” (ie the master of your fork)

    If you want to merge the files from the original repo, complete your command with a

    git merge lm/master

    Or, in SmartGit, merge from lm/master to your current branch.

    if SmartGit is performing Fetch on your every Pull,

    Then locate the branches option in menu bar or branches window from the application..
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    Voila… Enjoy

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