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

Brian Takita brian.takita at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 05:23:49 EDT 2008


On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 12:07 AM, Brian Takita <brian.takita at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 5:46 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
>  > On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 8:06 AM, Kyle Hargraves <philodespotos at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >  > 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?
>  >  >
>  >  >  1.5.4.5 works here
>  >
>  >  Yes - I know that git-submodule is a relatively recent addition and
>  >  that it has changed over the last couple of versions. I'm running
>  >  1.5.4 and just started clean (per the instructions) and all is well.
>  I'm running 1.5.4.3. I'll try upgrading to the latest version.
Hmm, I got the same issue using git version 1.5.5.29.g7134

So I removed the directory, and cloned again. Now it works. Maybe I
messed something up.
>
>
> >
>  >  I'll update the docs.
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >  > 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,
>  >  >  maybe?
>  >  >
>  >  >
>  >  >
>  >  >  k
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