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From: Stefan Beller <>
Cc: git <>
Subject: Re: fatal: could not reset submodule index
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:47:13 -0700
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> # Trying again with submodule.recurse
> git config --global submodule.recurse true
> git clone main clone4 cd clone4
> git checkout with-submodule
> # Submodule is still not automatically updated (sub folder is empty)
> # It seems like submodule.recurse does not affect git clone

That is true; submodule.recurse is not affecting git clone.
This was a design decision once it was introduced, as the git clone
might be too large. Maybe we need to revisit that decision and
just clone the submodules if submodule.recurse is set.

The problem that this bug report highlights, is the following:
Each branch has its own .gitmodules file and they can be
all different, however at clone time we only clone submodules
from the currently active branch.

So you could get your test case to pass with
    git clone --branch with-submodule main clone5

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-06-14 18:19 Antoine W. Campagna
2018-06-15 19:47 ` Stefan Beller [this message]
2018-06-18 13:57   ` Antoine W. Campagna
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2018-06-13 22:17 Antoine W. Campagna

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