On Tue, Jun 04, 2013 at 11:39:25PM +0200, Jens Lehmann wrote:
> Am 04.06.2013 14:48, schrieb John Keeping:
> > The problem is that sometimes you do want to adjust the path and
> > sometimes you don't. Reading git-submodule(1), it says:
> > This may be either an absolute URL, or (if it begins with ./ or
> > ../), the location relative to the superproject’s origin
> > repository.
> > [snip]
> > If the superproject doesn’t have an origin configured the
> > superproject is its own authoritative upstream and the current
> > working directory is used instead.
> > So I think it's quite reasonable to have a server layout that looks like
> > this:
> > project
> > |- libs
> > | |- libA
> > | `- libB
> > |- core.git
> > and with only core.git on your local system do:
> > cd core/libs
> > git submodule add ../libs/libB
> > expecting that to point to libB. But if we adjust the path then the
> > user has to do:
> > git submodule add ../../libs/libB
> > However, it is also perfectly reasonable to have no remote configured
> > and the library next to the repository itself. In which case we do want
> > to specify the additional "../" so that shell completion works in the
> > natural way.
> > The only way I can see to resolve the ambiguity is to die when we hit
> > this particular case.
> Hmm, I'm not so sure about that. Don't the first three lines in
> resolve_relative_url() show how to distinguish between these two
> resolve_relative_url ()
> remoteurl=$(git config "remote.$remote.url") ||
> remoteurl=$(pwd) # the repository is its own authoritative
If it's this simple, yes. But I think there's also a third possibility
that combines both of these: what if the local directory structure is
the same as that on the "origin" remote? Then "origin" exists but we
still want to adjust for the subdirectory.
The risk is that I can't see a behaviour that doesn't seem to choose
whether to convert the given path or not arbitrarily. Even knowing the
rules, I expect that I could end up being surprised by this if I create
a new repository and haven't set up "origin" yet.
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