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From: Luke Diamand <>
To: Git Users <>
Subject: How to checkout a revision that contains a deleted submodule?
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:03:57 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Maybe this is a FAQ, but I couldn't figure it out!

I have a repo which has a couple of submodules.

At some point in the past I deleted one of those submodules:

    git rm sub2
    git add -u
    git commit -m 'Deleting sub2'
    git push origin
    ... more commits and pushes...

Now I go and clone the head revision. This gives me a clone which has
nothing present in .git/modules/sub2.
    login on some other machine
    git clone git@my.repo:thing
    cd thing
    ls .git/modules
    <sub2 not present>

So when I go and checkout an old revision where sub2 is still around I get:
    git checkout oldrevision
    fatal: not a git repository: sub2/../.git/modules/sub2

What am I doing wrong?
What set of commands do I need to use to ensure that this will always
do the right thing?


             reply	other threads:[~2020-09-19  9:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-19  9:03 Luke Diamand [this message]
2020-09-20  9:44 ` Luke Diamand
2020-09-20 18:02   ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-20 20:52     ` Luke Diamand
2020-09-21 23:14     ` Philippe Blain
2020-09-22  4:32       ` Luke Diamand
2020-09-21 22:46   ` Philippe Blain

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