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Re: issues with git submodules and `bootstrap'

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: issues with git submodules and `bootstrap'
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:30:47 +0100 (CET)

> After doing the incantation described in section 2.8 of gnulib.pdf,
> namely
>   $ dir=.gnulib
>   $ git submodule add -- git://git.sv.gnu.org/gnulib.git $dir
> the user has to commit the submodule setup to the repository.  It's
> probably worth to mention this.
> However, if I now say `git config --file .gitmodules --list' (I
> haven't touched the data within `.gitmodules'), I see
>   submodule..gnulib.path=.gnulib
>   submodule..gnulib.url=git://git.sv.gnu.org/gnulib.git
> Note the double dot.  Interestingly, the name of the submodule is
> taken from the directory location, not the repository name.  Maybe a
> git bug?  I'm using version 1.7.8.

According to a google search, this is a feature.

I'm unsure how to proceed.  On one hand, I like `.gnulib' as the
submodule's directory.  On the other hand, I don't like `.gnulib' as
the submodule name.  It seems that it is impossible to do a `git
submodule add' for this setup...


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