[Solved] Git gives "cannot lock ref" errors

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ArunGiridhar
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[Solved] Git gives "cannot lock ref" errors

Post by ArunGiridhar »

I did not get any error with prior git pulls or builds, but suddenly I'm getting this error. Is this something to be fixed on the server side?

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$ git pull
error: cannot lock ref 'refs/remotes/origin/typos': 'refs/remotes/origin/typos/offseting' exists; cannot create 'refs/remotes/origin/typos'
From https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD
 ! [new branch]            typos      -> origin/typos  (unable to update local ref)
Last edited by ArunGiridhar on Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
ArunGiridhar
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Re: Git gives "cannot lock ref" errors

Post by ArunGiridhar »

Couldn't fix the git problem, so I deleted the directory and downloaded all the source again. Brute force.
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