Cannot update "outstanding uncommitted merges" but there are none such merges

Matt Mackall mpm at
Fri Sep 16 15:10:17 CDT 2005

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 09:17:59PM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 10:17:08AM -0700,
>  Matt Mackall <mpm at> wrote 
>  a message of 26 lines which said:
> > Bryan's confusing this with another warning.
> > 
> > The above message means you've already done an update -m and now your
> > working directory has two parents. A second update -m would cause you
> > to have three parents and that isn't allowed: you have to commit.
> Sorry, but Bryan's solution worked while yours is not possible. As I
> said, "hg commit" exited immediately, without any message (which
> probably meaned there was nothing to commit, which was consistent with
> the output of "hg status").

Bryan's recommendation brute-forced around the problem, but diagnosed
it incorrectly.

The above diagnosis of what the error message meant is correct,
because I wrote the error message. The proposed solution ought to work
with tip as I described, are you using tip? If so, you've found a bug.

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