Very strange issue with git; local changes to file?

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Very strange issue with git; local changes to file?

Post by TiZ »

Hiya. Just trying to do a local build of GZDoom on my Linux box that I can carry between distros. But I'm running into something weird trying to check out the tag for the latest stable release. I've cloned from git://, and when I try to checkout the tag, I get this:

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error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by checkout:
Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can switch branches.
This is even when I do git reset --hard followed by git clean -ffdx before trying to checkout. What is this file? What's its deal? Why won't git actually revert it?

I can get around it by doing git reset --hard $tag, but I thought I'd at least stop by and report it here in case it means there might actually be something wrong with the git state.
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Re: Very strange issue with git; local changes to file?

Post by _mental_ »

In general, you can safely ignore this. It's caused by difference in line ending on Windows and other OSes, i.e. CR/LF vs. just LF.

To handle such things properly .rc extension should be added to .gitattributes file.
This won't help for already existing commits though, when someone needs to checkout one of them, like in your case.

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