----- Original Message ----- From: "Adam Strzelecki" <o...@java.pl>
To: "Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org>
Cc: <git-users@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [git-users] Submodule tracking remote master shows modified on super project git status after submodule update --remote

The super project 'git status' will tell you if any of it's parts have been changed, and that includes, the status of the sub-directories that are sub-modules - and you just said that it had been updated.

Yes they were updated, but their HEAD still is equal to what .gitmodule "branch" is set to. I would expect it didn't show any modifications then, unless submodule header != .gitmodule "branch".

Importantly, sub-modules are "never" on a branch, they are (normally) checked out at a specific commit (remember the bit about fixed libraries), so that may be part of your problems - It takes a bit to get though all the manual pages and even then, understanding doesn't always convert to a useful working practice.... [aside: I still battle the msysgit/git sub-module structure]

So it makes "branch" setting introduced in Git 1.8.2 just a hint for git submodule update --remote, and nothing more (unfortunately), right?

Then well this isn't really useful if I need to manually update submodule tracked SHA1 anyway whenever branch gets updated :(

Adam Strzelecki | nanoant.com | twitter.com/nanoant

Hi Adam,

Looking through the documentation history in the History tab https://github.com/git/git/commits/master/Documentation/git-submodule.txt I don't see anything that changes the basic underlying behavior about having a specific commit checked out, but there are updates with the --branch option for fetching updates.

The super project git tree needs to know the exact version of every part of the tree, including the sub-modules, to do a commit, so if your update of the submodule means you have a newer version, then yes, status will show that change (of checked out commit sha1 id). The ability to get updates easier for sub-modules doesn't mean that verification/validation recording has gone away.

If you truly want those new sub-modules updates in the tree then yes, it is an uncommitted change.

But, it is easy to accidentally misunderstand and talk past each other on sub-modules... perhaps a short command history. or an example sequence that can recreate your concern would help clear any misunderstanding.

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