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Merge branch 'jn/maint-pull-rebase-error-message' into maint

* jn/maint-pull-rebase-error-message:
pull: clarify advice for the unconfigured error case

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 		esac
 	done
 
+	if test true = "$rebase"
+	then
+		op_type=rebase
+		op_prep=against
+	else
+		op_type=merge
+		op_prep=with
+	fi
+
 	curr_branch=${curr_branch#refs/heads/}
 	upstream=$(git config "branch.$curr_branch.merge")
 	remote=$(git config "branch.$curr_branch.remote")
 
 	if [ $# -gt 1 ]; then
-		echo "There are no candidates for merging in the refs that you just fetched."
+		if [ "$rebase" = true ]; then
+			printf "There is no candidate for rebasing against "
+		else
+			printf "There are no candidates for merging "
+		fi
+		echo "among the refs that you just fetched."
 		echo "Generally this means that you provided a wildcard refspec which had no"
 		echo "matches on the remote end."
 	elif [ $# -gt 0 ] && [ "$1" != "$remote" ]; then
 		echo "You asked to pull from the remote '$1', but did not specify"
-		echo "a branch to merge. Because this is not the default configured remote"
+		echo "a branch. Because this is not the default configured remote"
 		echo "for your current branch, you must specify a branch on the command line."
 	elif [ -z "$curr_branch" ]; then
 		echo "You are not currently on a branch, so I cannot use any"
 		echo "'branch.<branchname>.merge' in your configuration file."
-		echo "Please specify which branch you want to merge on the command"
+		echo "Please specify which remote branch you want to use on the command"
 		echo "line and try again (e.g. 'git pull <repository> <refspec>')."
 		echo "See git-pull(1) for details."
 	elif [ -z "$upstream" ]; then
 		echo "You asked me to pull without telling me which branch you"
-		echo "want to merge with, and 'branch.${curr_branch}.merge' in"
-		echo "your configuration file does not tell me either.	Please"
-		echo "specify which branch you want to merge on the command line and"
+		echo "want to $op_type $op_prep, and 'branch.${curr_branch}.merge' in"
+		echo "your configuration file does not tell me, either. Please"
+		echo "specify which branch you want to use on the command line and"
 		echo "try again (e.g. 'git pull <repository> <refspec>')."
 		echo "See git-pull(1) for details."
 		echo
-		echo "If you often merge with the same branch, you may want to"
-		echo "configure the following variables in your configuration"
-		echo "file:"
+		echo "If you often $op_type $op_prep the same branch, you may want to"
+		echo "use something like the following in your configuration file:"
+		echo
+		echo "    [branch \"${curr_branch}\"]"
+		echo "    remote = <nickname>"
+		echo "    merge = <remote-ref>"
+		test rebase = "$op_type" &&
+			echo "    rebase = true"
 		echo
-		echo "    branch.${curr_branch}.remote = <nickname>"
-		echo "    branch.${curr_branch}.merge = <remote-ref>"
-		echo "    remote.<nickname>.url = <url>"
-		echo "    remote.<nickname>.fetch = <refspec>"
+		echo "    [remote \"<nickname>\"]"
+		echo "    url = <url>"
+		echo "    fetch = <refspec>"
 		echo
 		echo "See git-config(1) for details."
 	else
-		echo "Your configuration specifies to merge the ref '${upstream#refs/heads/}' from the"
-		echo "remote, but no such ref was fetched."
+		echo "Your configuration specifies to $op_type $op_prep the ref '${upstream#refs/heads/}'"
+		echo "from the remote, but no such ref was fetched."
 	fi
 	exit 1
 }