[rspec-devel] Issues with submodules in rspec-dev

Kyle Hargraves philodespotos at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 08:06:08 EDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 2:46 AM, Brian Takita <brian.takita at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>  I followed the directions at
>  http://github.com/dchelimsky/rspec-dev/wikis/contributingpatches
>  to initialize and update the submodules in the rspec-dev repo.
>  However, when I run git submodule update, I get:
>  btakita at btakita-laptop:~/workspace/rspec-dev$ git submodule init
>  btakita at btakita-laptop:~/workspace/rspec-dev$ git submodule update
>  fatal: Needed a single revision
>  Unable to find current revision in submodule path 'RSpec.tmbundle'
>  Has anybody seen this?

What version of git are you using? works here, but I suspect the problem might be that the
RSpec.tmbundle directory exists when you clone the project, and the
submodule update then attempts to read the revision in the path, which
of course does not yet exist. rm -rf RSpec.tmbundle and try again,


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