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Re: [Qemu-devel] Yet another git submodule rant

From: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Yet another git submodule rant
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 09:26:01 -0300
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On 11/08/2017 06:57 AM, Thomas Huth wrote:
> That automatic git submodule stuff now broke my workflow again. I
> usually keep the git repository on my laptop and then simply rsync the
> sources (without .git directories) to my target machine to compile it
> there. Used to work great for years. Now it's broken, the build process
> complains:
> GIT submodule checkout is out of date. Please run
>   scripts/git-submodule.sh update
> from the source directory checkout /home/thuth/devel/qemu
> Running "scripts/git-submodule.sh update" did not fix the issue at all -
> I first had to tinker with it for a while to find out that I simply have
> to delete ".git-submodule-status" in my git tree to fix the issue.
> I've got the feeling that all this submodule crap is constantly causing
> pain ... do we really need this? Can't we find another solution instead?
> Or at least stop modifying files automatically in the $SRC_PATH ?

Also yesterday on IRC:

<RaV3N> [...] I downloaded the qemu source from git and tried to compile
it. I am getting this:

./configure --static && make && sudo make install
 CC      ui/input-keymap.o
ui/input-keymap.c:8:10: fatal error: ui/input-keymap-linux-to-qcode.c:
No such file or directory

<cota> [...] you might want to do "git submodule init && git submodule

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