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thomasduerr July 7, 2009 11:33

Urgent Git problem updating OF15x
Hi all!

I am having some trouble updating OF15 to OF 15x!
When I follow the instruct on the opencfd website

git clone
works fine
but the following instruction
git pull
doesn't (please see below!)
Any git expert out there??:-)


thomas@wkstation:~/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.5.x> git pull
You asked me to pull without telling me which branch you
want to merge with, and 'branch.master.merge' in
your configuration file does not tell me either. Please
name which branch you want to merge on the command line and
try again (e.g. 'git pull <repository> <refspec>').
See git-pull(1) for details on the refspec.

If you often merge with the same branch, you may want to
configure the following variables in your configuration

branch.master.remote = <nickname>
branch.master.merge = <remote-ref>
remote.<nickname>.url = <url>
remote.<nickname>.fetch = <refspec>

See git-config(1) for details.

mattijs July 7, 2009 12:50

Please do not post non-bug messages on the bugs list.



lin July 7, 2009 18:38

This is indeed not the bug of the code,but is really one misleading guide for new users.

Please do the following:

git clone
cd OpenFOAM-1.5.x
git pull

henry July 8, 2009 02:57

Thanks for the report about the misleading git instructions, we will correct it.


thomasduerr July 8, 2009 07:07

Sorry for choosing the wrong forum section

when I saw where I posted it accidentally, I posted on the main OpenFoam forum afterwards...

Thanks for the help lin, it works fine now

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