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authorPaul Tan <>2015-05-13 10:06:47 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-05-14 16:52:51 (GMT)
commit19d122bf1b119a759267076fead332fb857af87e (patch)
parent3d4a3ffe64162b45ae7c991fc60623ecb4678cfd (diff)
pull: remove --tags error in no merge candidates case
Since 441ed41 ("git pull --tags": error out with a better message., 2007-12-28), git pull --tags would print a different error message if git-fetch did not return any merge candidates: It doesn't make sense to pull all tags; you probably meant: git fetch --tags This is because at that time, git-fetch --tags would override any configured refspecs, and thus there would be no merge candidates. The error message was thus introduced to prevent confusion. However, since c5a84e9 (fetch --tags: fetch tags *in addition to* other stuff, 2013-10-30), git fetch --tags would fetch tags in addition to any configured refspecs. Hence, if any no merge candidates situation occurs, it is not because --tags was set. As such, this special error message is now irrelevant. To prevent confusion, remove this error message. Signed-off-by: Paul Tan <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/ b/
index 4d4fc77..30fc6f5 100755
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -190,15 +190,6 @@ esac
error_on_no_merge_candidates () {
exec >&2
- for opt
- do
- case "$opt" in
- -t|--t|--ta|--tag|--tags)
- echo "It doesn't make sense to pull all tags; you probably meant:"
- echo " git fetch --tags"
- exit 1
- esac
- done
if test true = "$rebase"