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user_navigation.html blocks askbot upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade my askbot installation, but during the process I get some warnings and after that the upgrade process aborts:

merge command:

git merge master-updated


Updating 6fcfe25..1fb8a77
error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge:
Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can merge.

I have already changed to the old version of user_navigation.html, but I still get this error. (The change was only a small string)


I use these commands for updating and merging:

git fetch origin master:master-updated
git checkout master
git merge master-updated 
python migrate 
python collectstatic

Nevertheless it fails to merge

Toms's avatar
asked 2012-09-26 15:00:47 -0500, updated 2012-09-30 10:33:03 -0500
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This is definitely an issue with the way you made the merge with git.

Also note that in the latest version we've moved templates to askbot/templates, media to askbot/media, we no longer have askbot/skins/default and askbot/skins/common, because the file paths to the templates and the media files were too long.

We'll be shipping only one theme bundled in the askbot app directory tree and any alternative themes will need to be stored in other directories.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2012-09-26 15:04:40 -0500, updated 2012-09-26 15:05:24 -0500
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how to make it correctly? I usually use these commands:git fetch origin master:master-updated|| git checkout master|| git merge master-updated || python migrate || python collectstatic

Toms's avatar Toms (2012-09-27 01:52:47 -0500) edit
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