I have a certain patch called my_pcc_branch.patch.
When I try to apply it, I get following message:
$ git apply --check my_pcc_branch.patch
warning: src/main/java/.../AbstractedPanel.java has type 100644, expected 100755
error: patch failed: src/main/java/.../AbstractedPanel.java:13
error: src/main/java/.../AbstractedPanel.java: patch does not apply
What does it mean?
How can I fix this problem?
git apply --reject --whitespace=fix mychanges.patch worked for me.
--reject option will instruct git to not fail if it cannot determine how to apply a patch, but instead to apply the individual hunks it can apply and create reject files (
.rej) for hunks it cannot apply. Wiggle can "apply [these] rejected patches and perform word-wise diffs".
--whitespace=fix will warn about whitespace errors and try to fix them, rather than refusing to apply an otherwise applicable hunk.
Both options together make the application of a patch more robust against failure, but they require additional attention with respect to the result.
For the whole documentation, see https://git-scm.com/docs/git-apply.