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From: Stefan Beller <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc: Robert Siemer <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: Bug: submodules of submodules use absolute gitdir in .git file (instead of relative)
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:35:15 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 8:06 AM, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
> Robert Siemer <> writes:
>> Hello everyone,
>> $ git submodule foreach cat .git
>> ...shows that the gitdir registered in the .git file of submodules is relative. But if you run
>> $ git submodule foreach --recursive cat .git
>> ...shows that submodules of submodules (if you have any) have an absolute gitdir starting with a slash.
>> 1) Can you confirm that behavior?
> Nobody can without knowing which version of Git you are using.  I
> suspect that we had discussed and addressed something related to
> nested submodule's "gitdir" pointer in not-so-distant past.

Yeah there was a period in time where we had this bug.
(Or is it a different bug?)
See 90c0011619 (submodule: use absolute path for computing
relative path connecting, 2016-12-08), which is included in 2.12.

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-06-27 13:16 Robert Siemer
2017-06-27 15:06 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-06-27 17:35   ` Stefan Beller [this message]
     [not found]     ` <>
2017-06-28 12:30       ` Robert Siemer

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