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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: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:35:54 +1100
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On 09/11/17 00:01, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 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 GIT submodule checkout is out of date.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.

wow, already? :(

I still wonder why do not we checkout submodules into the build directory
and why .git-submodule-status is not there too...


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