Merging a new OpenShift project git repo with an existing local project repo

Steps mainly from here, assuming you already have a local git repo for an existing project and you want to merge it into a newly created project on OpenShift for deployment:

Add the remote openshift remote:

git remote add openshift_git_repo_url

Merge the content from the newly created repo into your existing project (this will be some pom.xml changes and the .openshift directory for remote server settings and triggers etc):

git merge openshift/master -s recursive -X ours

This didn’t do anything for me, it said ‘already up to date’, so I pulled down the files from the remote with:

git pull openshift master

which resulted in a couple of conflicts, like pom.xml. Update the files with conflicts to resolve them and commit the changes, then push back to the remote:

git push openshift master

Done!

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