Fwd: Failed shallow submodule clone for fixed SHA1 falls back to checking out HEAD
- Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:12:13 -0700
- From: Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Fwd: Failed shallow submodule clone for fixed SHA1 falls back to checking out HEAD
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 6:04 AM, Sebastian Schuberth
> this is using "git version 2.12.2.windows.2" on Windows / "git version 2.12.2-639-g584f897" on Linux.
> I have configured my superproject with .gitmodules saying
> [submodule "src/funTest/resources/projects/external/jgnash"]
> path = src/funTest/resources/projects/external/jgnash
> url = https://github.com/ccavanaugh/jgnash.git
> shallow = true
> and configured the submodule to checkout commit 2aa4cce7d7fd46164030f2b4d244c4b89e77f722 . When doing a fresh clone of my superproject via "git clone --recursive" I get
> error: Server does not allow request for unadvertised object 2aa4cce7d7fd46164030f2b4d244c4b89e77f722
> Fetched in submodule path 'src/funTest/resources/projects/external/jgnash', but it did not contain 2aa4cce7d7fd464030f2b4d244c4b89e77f722. Direct fetching of that commit failed.
> So far so good, it simply seems that GitHub does not support allowReachableSHA1InWant .
Maybe the error message should say so: "Bug your host admin to enable
> The interesting bit is that my submodule checkout still ends up being shallow, but poiting to HEAD:
> $ cd src/funTest/resources/projects/external/jgnash
> $ git log
> commit 12036fffb6c620515edd96416363fd1749b5d003 (grafted, HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD)
> Author: Craig Cavanaugh <jgnash.devel@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tue Apr 18 05:33:06 2017 -0400
> Fix typos
> Wouldn't it make more sense to unshallow the submodule clone in this case and checkout the configured commit 2aa4cce7d7fd46164030f2b4d244c4b89e77f722 afterwards?
If I remember correctly the conclusion of the discussion at the time
was that people are more interested in "less data" rather than
"correct data" because otherwise you would not have asked for shallow.
> At least I'd be getting what I asked for in that case, even if at the cost of additional network traffic. Because if I read  correctly, the command line option belonging to "submodule.<name>.shallow" is called "--[no-]recommend-shallow", i.e. it's only a recommendation, to falling back to a full clone should be fine.
Heh, good point. Currently that option is more like a
"--[no-]follow-shallow-in-gitmodules" without second thought as the
"recommend" would elude to.
>  https://github.com/ccavanaugh/jgnash/commit/2aa4cce7d7fd46164030f2b4d244c4b89e77f722
>  https://git-scm.com/docs/git-config#git-config-uploadpackallowReachableSHA1InWant
>  https://git-scm.com/docs/git-submodule