Constant merging required

Matthias Thubauville matthias.thubo at
Sat Mar 28 22:09:21 CET 2015

Hi there,

I've been using vcsh/mr for quite a while now on my Ubuntu 14.04 client(s).

My setup is: multiple machines (4) and a bitbucket account to keep
everything in sync.

However I've noticed the following:

Suppose I make modifications on two machines and commit them on both.

Next thing on machine A is 'mr up', which causes an automatic recursive
merge. Now I can run mr push to push things to bitbucket.

On machine B I run 'mr up', which brings up a merge window. I accept the
merge and push the changes again to bitbucket.

Coming back to machine A, running 'mr up' I have to merge again and push
the changes to bitbucket...

...and here goes the loop: Next thing which occurs on machine B is a merge.

I this way I can generate an infinite amount of empty merges.

This only way to fix this is running

git fetch origin
git reset --hard origin/master

on all machines...

Here is an example git log

# vcsh bash_user lg
*   5f8f428 (HEAD, origin/master, master) Merge branch 'master' of
| *   d4cf1f8 Merge branch 'master' of
| |\
| |/
* |   72df2b0 Merge branch 'master' of
|\ \
| |/
| *   69e68c4 Merge branch 'master' of
| |\
| |/
* |   46ab5b0 Merge branch 'master' of
|\ \
| |/

Any ideas who to fix this? (Maybe this is a general git problem or I'm
simply too stupid to use things properly - nevertheless I would like to
know how I can stop this behavior ;) )

Thanks a lot in advance


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