> From: Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfn...@gmail.com>
> I get the same behavior here. However, when using the approach described 
> in http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-Tools-Submodules - with *git submodule 
> add ...*, it works.
> Reading in the docs about what the init and update commands do, I was also 
> a bit suprised that it didn't work.. But reading further up, it says:
> "When adding a new submodule to the tree, the add subcommand is to be used. 
> However, when pulling a tree containing submodules, these will not be 
> checked out by
>        default; the init and update subcommands will maintain submodules 
> checked out and at appropriate revision in your working tree."

Ugh, they made a really bad choice for the subcommand name.  But
you're right.  I'm going to suggest that they improve the manual page
so people don't make that mistake:

--- temp/man1   2013-04-26 12:02:16.752702146 -0400
+++ temp/man2   2013-04-26 12:26:52.061407604 -0400
@@ -61,6 +61,8 @@
            to exist in the superproject. If <path> is not given, the
            "humanish" part of the source repository is used ("repo" for
            "/path/to/repo.git" and "foo" for "host.xz:foo/.git").
+           The <path> is used as the submodule's logical name in its
+           configuration entries.
            <repository> is the URL of the new submodule’s origin repository.
            This may be either an absolute URL, or (if it begins with ./ or
@@ -109,8 +111,11 @@
            too (and can also report changes to a submodule’s work tree).
-           Initialize the submodules, i.e. register each submodule name and
-           url found in .gitmodules into .git/config. The key used in
+           Initialize the configuration entries for existing
+           submodules in a tree that has been pulled, i.e. register
+           each submodule name and url found in .gitmodules into .git/config.
+           (For adding a new submodule, use the add subcommand.)
+           The key used in
            .git/config is submodule.$name.url. This command does not alter
            existing information in .git/config. You can then customize the
            submodule clone URLs in .git/config for your local setup and


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