Am 27.03.2014 16:52, schrieb W. Trevor King:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 03:21:49PM +0100, Johan Herland wrote:
>> I just found a failure to checkout a project with submodules where
>> there is no explicit submodule branch configuration, and the
>> submodules happen to not have a "master" branch:
> The docs say :
> A remote branch name for tracking updates in the upstream submodule.
> If the option is not specified, it defaults to 'master'.
But the "branch" setting isn't configured for Qt, the .gitmodules
file contains only this:
path = qtbase
url = ../qtbase.git
> which is what we do now. Working around that to default to the
> upstream submodule's HEAD is possible (you can just use --branch
> HEAD), but I think it's easier to just explicitly specify your
> preferred branch.
That is *not* easier, as Johan did not have to do that before.
I think your patch 23d25e48f5ead73c9ce233986f90791abec9f1e8 does
not do what the commit message promised:
With this change, folks cloning submodules for the first time via:
$ git submodule update ...
will get a local branch instead of a detached HEAD, unless they are
using the default checkout-mode updates.
And Qt uses the "default checkout-mode updates" and doesn't have
"branch" configured either. So we are facing a serious regression
> : submodule.<name>.branch in gitmodules(5)
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