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

From: Daniel P. Berrange
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Yet another git submodule rant
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 13:01:02 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.1 (2017-09-22)

On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 09:26:01AM -0300, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
> 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 GIT submodule checkout is out of date.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

I had a pull request merged yesterday later afternoon which possibly
would address that problem, though hard hard to say for certain.

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

This certainly should not be required - the build system should always
take care of that, so it would be considered a bug if it didn't happen.

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