borfast borfast - 14 days ago 5
Git Question

git merge repeating conflicts

I have a branch

master
and a branch
feature
which was checked out from
master
.

master
gets commits pushed into it from other developers and I regularly merge
master
back into
feature
, so that it keeps up with new developments from other branches.

However, I keep getting the same conflicts in the same files every time I do a
git merge master
, although I resolved the conflict before and committed the changes.

Any ideas on what could be the cause for this and how to prevent it?

Thanks!

Answer

First consider not merging integration branches into feature branches.

Second have a look to git rerere command and use it:

$ git config --global rerere.enabled true

NAME

  git-rerere - Reuse recorded resolution of conflicted merges

DESCRIPTION

  In a workflow employing relatively long lived topic branches,
  the developer sometimes needs to resolve the same conflicts
  over and over again until the topic branches are done (either
  merged to the "release" branch, or sent out and accepted upstream)