How to Solve Squash Failed on GitLab
·Apr 5, 2022·
2 min read
So I'm trying to merge one of the major features with lots of changes and merge conflicts then suddenly came out with this error:
Squashing Failed: Squash the commits locally, resolve any conflicts, then push the branch. Try again.
It's happened to me several times. It took me some time before I gave up with it and get moved on with duplicating my merge requests (and asking for a re-approval from my workmate).
Now, not anymore. So here's how I solve it.
Assume your current work branch is
- Move back to the base branch, and ensure it's up to date.
git checkout main git pull
- Merge squash from the work branch. This shouldn't commit anything, but your previous work will be moved to this branch.
git merge --squash awesome-feat
- Confirm changes are in your files right now (If you have conflicts, you may need to resolve them first). Then, delete your work branch locally
git branch -D awesome-feat
- Create a new branch, one with the same name, and checkout.
git branch awesome-feat git checkout awesome-feat
- Your current work should be still the same, uncommitted, with a new branch that's clean with recent changes. Commit.
git add . git commit -m "My new awesome feat"
- Here's the tricky part: Force push that to your existing MR branch.
Don't mistake it with the main branch or any other.
git push --set-upstream origin awesome-feat --force
Your merge request should be clean without conflicts and ready to merge 🎉