I tried to make a script to repro this from scratch but ran into other issues, which may or may not be a bug. I'll put that at the end.
To repro all you have to do is: git checkout git://github.com/frioux/dotfiles git reset --hard 92c85161ceec9e52b0b2d2de893ba11f49c80198 git mv zsh .zsh (sha included so this email continues to be valid in the future) You can now see that .git/index.lock has been left behind. On a non-fresh checkout (I'm not sure why my old checkout is special) I get the following error: git: builtin/mv.c:248: cmd_mv: Assertion `pos >= 0' failed. I assumed this was just related to moving submodules that are in subdirectories, but when I do that from a fresh repo I get a different error. mkdir -p test/a test/b cd test/a git init touch a.txt git add a.txt git ci -m 'initial commit' cd ../b git init mkdir c touch c/c.txt git submodule add ../a c/a git ci -m 'initial commit' git mv c d git status And the error: fatal: Could not chdir to '../../../../c/a': No such file or directory fatal: 'git status --porcelain' failed in submodule d/a I am using git v220.127.116.11 built from source on the latest ubuntu. If there is anything else I can do to help repro this please do not hesitate to ask. -- fREW Schmidt http://blog.afoolishmanifesto.com
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