Can anyone who knows git help me with this problem? I don't know git very well at all (or understand it for that matter) but I've been using it for the past few months in the most basic way possible. I usually don't get errors. Now I can't update my repository because I am getting the following error.
error: update_ref failed for ref 'refs/remotes/origin/master': cannot lock ref 'refs/remotes/origin/master': unable to resolve reference 'refs/remotes/origin/master': reference broken
Does anybody know why this happened and how to fix it?
Did you change your username and / or email?
git fetch --all
No, I didn't change my username. I tried some of the various fixes I found online, like remote prune and so on. Eventually I just went into the .git folder and deleted the file it couldn't lock on (refs/remotes/origin/master).
Now that I've done that, I'm not getting errors anymore, and the repository is updating. The messages don't look the same as they did before, which concerns me a little bit. For instance, I got this when adding an updated file
warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF in scripts/world.js.
The file will have its original line endings in your working directory.
Will that make a difference?
Um, if you notice in my post I told you exactly how to solve the issue... but nice on figuring it out
Rather than adding a '\r', it will add a '\r\n' to the newlines in files. That only matters depending on your text editor, otherwise it doesn't matter. If everything looks okay, there's no issue.
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