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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Could git version mismatches be responsible for the borked git clone experiences?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:04:44 -0600
> Guys,
>   I did a fresh git clone and the
> git
> clone resulted in the same empty 'admin' and 'cmake' files in the
> directories
> and in having and experimental/.git FILE instead of a DIR which hosed the
> shared
> object use to fill them. switch_all_submodules_to_head_and_clean crashed
> on
> experimental do I deleted and recloned experimental. Now I have a proper
> .git
> DIRECTORY in experimental and the expected objects are present.
>   All other dependencies, applications, have .git FILES instead of .git
> DIRECTORIES causing switch_all_submodules_to_head_and_clean to fail. If I
> delete
> each submodule and then re-clone it again in the tree, the it will contain
> a
> proper .git dir and will accept 'admin' and 'cmake' shared objects
> allowing
> build. But, I shouldn't have to pick through every submodule in TDE,
> delete
> recursive the submodule and then re-clone just to get the tree
> straightened out
> -- this is git -- it should just work. Still any idea what the cause of
> these
> issues are??
> --
> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

Sounds like a bug in the version of GIT you have installed.  You could
check for buggy submodule handling in whatever version is installed...

It definitely should not be releated to the TDE project's GIT files, aside
from the fact that we use submodules. :-)