I am trying to understand forking on gitub. If I fork a repository, make changes to it, and then try and merge changes from th original repository, I run into problems. Is this a valid workflow? Why does merging from the original forked repository present problems? I know I have chnged it. I am happy to accept the updates. But git seems unwilling to accept updates and merge them with my changes without massive command line intervention involving stashing.
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Hi @ozarchie ,
This is absolutely a valid workflow, and should not present any issues. You may be running into merge conflicts, which are a normal part of distributed development and can be solved in a variety of ways. If you’re seeing other problems, please let us know more details (such as the commands you’re using, and their output).