Originally posted on: 1. https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/issues/1212
### Setup - Which version of Git for Windows are you using? Is it 32-bit or 64-bit? ``` $ git --version --build-options git version 2.13.0.windows.1 built from commit: eba7af3dbb4c846c6303c5f64102acee696c9ab0 sizeof-long: 4 machine: x86 ``` - Which version of Windows are you running? Vista, 7, 8, 10? Is it 32-bit or 64-bit? ``` $ cmd.exe /c ver Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.15063] ``` - What options did you set as part of the installation? Or did you choose the defaults? ``` # One of the following: > type "C:\Program Files\Git\etc\install-options.txt" > type "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\etc\install-options.txt" > type "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Programs\Git\etc\install-options.txt" $ cat /etc/install-options.txt $ type "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Programs\Git\etc\install-options.txt" The system cannot find the path specified. $ type "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\etc\install-options.txt"4 The system cannot find the file specified. $ type "C:\Program Files\Git\etc\install-options.txt" The system cannot find the path specified. $ cat /etc/install-options.txt cat: /etc/install-options.txt: No such file or directory $ ``` - Any other interesting things about your environment that might be related to the issue you're seeing? Before the `git version 2.13`, everything was perfect around here, but now with this version they broke my workflow: Push: process for submodule 'Packages/Advanced CSV' failed D:\SublimeText\Data> git.exe push --porcelain --progress --tags --recurse-submodules=on-demand origin refs/heads/develop:refs/heads/develop src refspec 'refs/heads/develop' must name a ref process for submodule 'Packages/Advanced CSV' failed I am using the `Smartgit` client, and now when I hit the push button, I got this error above. Searching I found it was a new update on git client the problem: 1. [\[smartgit\] Push on demand stopped working on SmartGit 17.0.4] > It looks like the git push recurse-submodules behavior has changed. Currently with 2.13 you cannot run "git push --recurse-submodules=on-demand" if the parent repo is on a different branch than the sub repos, e.g. parent repo is on "develop" and sub-repo on "master". ... > I was under the impression that Jonathan and may be others considered the fact that `git push --recurse-submodules=on-demand` doesn't work as before an unintentional change. He asked me previously if pushing without a refspec will work for us and I responded with a yes. The question remains if everyone is on board with change push without refspec to use `push.default` in the parent repo as well as submodules. > Cheers, > JS 1. [git push recurse.submodules behavior changed in 2.13] 1. [How can I do `git push --recurse-submodules=on-demand` when the parent repo is on the `develop` branch with this new git version 2.13?](https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44641872/how-can-i-do-git-push-recurse-submodules-on-demand-when-the-parent-repo-is-o) I did not understand the last part `without refspec to use push.default in the parent repo as well as submodules`, is it a way to `git push --recurse-submodules=on-demand` when the parent repo is on the `develop` branch and the submodules are on the `master` branch? If it is not, how can I do `git push --recurse-submodules=on-demand` when the parent repo is on the `develop` branch, but the submodules are on the `master` branch with this new git version? : https://groups.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!msg/smartgit/xVbPY2Hypro/GutIp9QTBAAJ : https://public-inbox.org/git/CAE5=+kx57km+6n9npepw9kypxfy7uh-wrgswajdnvrofyfx...@mail.gmail.com/T/ ___ ### Details - Which terminal/shell are you running Git from? e.g Bash/CMD/PowerShell/other ``` $ git --version git version 2.13.0.windows.1 $ systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Version" OS Version: 10.0.15063 N/A Build 15063 $ python --version Python 3.6.1 :: Anaconda 4.4.0 (32-bit) ``` ___ - What commands did you run to trigger this issue? If you can provide a [Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable example](http://stackoverflow.com/help/mcve) this will help us understand the issue. 1. You need create a main repository 1. Add a git submodule to it and checkout on the master branch 1. Go to your main repository and add the master branch. 1. Go to the submodule and commit some changes on its master branch, but do not push them. 1. Go to the main repository and commit the submodule head pointer change. 1. Go to the main repository and run the command `git.exe push --recurse-submodules=on-demand` This shell script creates some repositories and remotes which reproduce the problem: ```shell # Create the directory structure rm -r -f main_repo rm -r -f main_repo_remote rm -r -f submodule_remote mkdir main_repo_remote mkdir submodule_remote mkdir main_repo mkdir main_repo/first_submodule cd main_repo # Setup the first_submodule cd first_submodule printf "# Submodule Repository\n\n" > README.md git init git add README.md git commit -m "Added the repository first commit." git init --bare ../../submodule_remote git remote add origin ../../submodule_remote git push origin master # Setup the main_repo cd .. printf "# Main Repo\n\nThis is the main repository which contains submodules\n" > README.md git init git add README.md git submodule add -- https://github.com/user/first_submodule "first_submodule" git commit -m "Added the main repository first commit." git init --bare ../main_repo_remote git remote add origin ../main_repo_remote git push origin master git checkout -b develop git push origin develop # Add an unpushed commit to the submodule cd first_submodule printf "Dirty\n\n" >> README.md git add README.md git commit -m "Added the repository second commit." # Go to the main repository and do the push cd .. git add first_submodule git commit -m "Added the main repository second commit." git push --recurse-submodules=on-demand --set-upstream origin develop ``` At its last line, I am doing the push on the main repo, but it is failing on the new git version. Currently the solution is to open the submodules which need to be pushed and push them before to push the main repository. The problem is that the `--recurse-submodules=on-demand` should work, but it is not. - What did you expect to occur after running these commands? I expect to the main repository and the submodule to be pushed to the its remote branch. - What actually happened instead? After git version `2.13` I see the error `src refspec 'refs/heads/develop' must name a ref` - If the problem was occurring with a specific repository, can you provide the URL to that repository to help us with testing? This issue happens mostly with my repository: 1. https://github.com/evandrocoan/SublimeTextStudio Which as about 73 git submodules, checkout on the master branch, while the main repository is checkout on the develop branch. : https://github.com/wbond/package_control/issues : https://github.com/wbond/package_control/issues/1233#issuecomment-308921923 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.