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

From: Alexey Kardashevskiy
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Yet another git submodule rant
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:02:04 +1100
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On 08/11/17 20:57, 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 GIT submodule checkout is out of date.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 ?
> ... ok, sorry for the harsh words, ... but now that I've written this
> down, I feel at least a little bit better ...

Since there is resistance to add a way to disable changing $SRC_PATH, I
guess the way to go is simply move .git folder outside of source tree and
use $GIT_DIR or --work-dir only when you want git to manage the sources -
this should make $git_submodules empty in ./configure and git-submodule.sh
not to touch anything.


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