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From: "Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: phillip.wood123@gmail.com, Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de,
	bturner@atlassian.com, sami@boukortt.com,
	Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>,
	Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 3/3] rebase: fix an incompatible-options error message
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:51:34 +0000
Message-ID: <ee5e42361fcdeb5dc04765a6a4eeeaf69ab720b1.1586541094.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <pull.757.v2.git.git.1586541094.gitgitgadget@gmail.com>

From: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>

When the user specifies the apply backend with options that only work
with the merge backend, such as

    git rebase --apply --exec /bin/true HEAD~3

the error message has always been

    fatal: --exec requires an interactive rebase

This error message is misleading and was one of the reasons we renamed
the interactive backend to the merge backend.  Update the error message
to state that these options merely require use of the merge backend.

Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
---
 builtin/rebase.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/builtin/rebase.c b/builtin/rebase.c
index 022aa2589a5..0e223a96d46 100644
--- a/builtin/rebase.c
+++ b/builtin/rebase.c
@@ -561,7 +561,7 @@ static void imply_merge(struct rebase_options *opts, const char *option)
 {
 	switch (opts->type) {
 	case REBASE_APPLY:
-		die(_("%s requires an interactive rebase"), option);
+		die(_("%s requires the merge backend"), option);
 		break;
 	case REBASE_MERGE:
 	case REBASE_PRESERVE_MERGES:
-- 
gitgitgadget

  parent reply index

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-09 23:26 [PATCH] rebase -i: mark commits that begin empty in todo editor Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-04-10  0:50 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-10  2:06   ` Bryan Turner
2020-04-10  4:57     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-10 17:51 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-04-10 17:51   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-04-10 17:51   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] rebase: reinstate --no-keep-empty Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-04-10 20:37     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-10 21:41       ` Elijah Newren
2020-04-10 17:51   ` Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget [this message]
2020-04-10 20:42   ` [PATCH v2 0/3] rebase -i: mark commits that begin empty in todo editor Junio C Hamano
2020-04-10 21:04     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-10 21:14       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-10 22:11         ` Elijah Newren
2020-04-10 21:29     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-10 22:13       ` Elijah Newren
2020-04-10 22:30         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-11  0:07           ` Elijah Newren
2020-04-11 21:14             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-11  2:44   ` [PATCH v3 0/4] " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-04-11  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 1/4] " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-04-15 20:52       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-11  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 2/4] rebase: reinstate --no-keep-empty Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-04-11  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 3/4] rebase: fix an incompatible-options error message Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-04-11  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 4/4] rebase --merge: optionally skip upstreamed commits Jonathan Tan via GitGitGadget
2020-04-11 18:12       ` Jonathan Tan
2020-04-14  9:11     ` [PATCH v3 0/4] rebase -i: mark commits that begin empty in todo editor Phillip Wood

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