Hi Carlos,

Yes, there's a difference in hg pull and hg update.  Here's a bit of an explanation I found on stackoverflow:  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4394273/whats-the-difference-between-update-and-pull

'hg update stable' probably switched you from the default branch to the stable branch (where you probably want to be -- this is a good thing), hence the changes you saw.  From now on, only 'hg pull -u' and you should be ok.


On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 12:52 PM Carlos Lijeron <clijeron@hunter.cuny.edu> wrote:

Hello all,


Is there any major difference between the commands hg pull -u (and) hg update stable when trying to update an existing local Galaxy installation?   I tried running hg pull –u as suggested in the IRC channel, but nothing was updated.  Then I ran the hg update stable and got this result:


324 files updated, 0 files merged, 86 files removed, 0 files unresolved


I’m not clear about which one should be performed every once in a while.  Any inputs or suggestions will be appreciated.






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