I try to fetch a remote branch with the command
git checkout -b local-name origin/remote-name
but I get this error message:
fatal: git checkout: updating paths is incompatible with switching branches.
Did you intend to checkout 'origin/remote-name' which can not be resolved as commit?
If I manually create a branch and then pull the remote branch, it works, just as making a new clone and checking the branch out.
Why does it not work on the repository I work with?