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Re: [RFC PATCH 2/4] change submodule push test to use proper repository setup

On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Heiko Voigt <hvoigt@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> NOTE: The argument in this message is not correct, see description in
> cover letter.
> The setup of the repositories in this test is using gitlinks without the
> .gitmodules infrastructure. It is however testing convenience features
> like --recurse-submodules=on-demand. These features are already not
> supported by fetch without a .gitmodules file. This leads us to the
> conclusion that it is not really used here as well.
> Let's use the usual submodule commands to setup the repository in a
> typical way. This also has the advantage that we are testing with a
> repository structure that is more similar to one we could expect on a
> users setup.
> Signed-off-by: Heiko Voigt <hvoigt@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> As mentioned in the cover letter. This seems to be the only test that
> ensures that we stay compatible with setups without .gitmodules. Maybe
> we should add/revive some?

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