[PATCH] git-submodule.sh: try harder to fetch a submodule
- Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 13:00:26 -0700
- From: Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [PATCH] git-submodule.sh: try harder to fetch a submodule
This is the logical continuum of fb43e31f2b4 (submodule: try harder to
fetch needed sha1 by direct fetching sha1, 2016-02-23) and fixes it as
some assumptions were not correct.
The commit states:
> If $sha1 was not part of the default fetch ... fail ourselves here
> assumes that the fetch_in_submodule only fails when the serverside does
> not support fetching by sha1.
There are other failures, why such a fetch may fail, such as
fatal: Couldn't find remote ref HEAD
which can happen if the remote side doesn't advertise HEAD and we do not
have a local fetch refspec.
Not advertising HEAD is allowed by the protocol spec and would happen,
if HEAD points at an unborn branch for example.
Not having a local fetch refspec can happen when submodules are fetched
shallowly, as then git-clone doesn't setup a fetch refspec.
So do try even harder for a submodule by ignoring the exit code of the
first fetch and rather relying on the following is_tip_reachable to
see if we try fetching again.
Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx>
git-submodule.sh | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/git-submodule.sh b/git-submodule.sh
index 24914963ca2..00fcd69138f 100755
@@ -614,7 +614,7 @@ cmd_update()
# is not reachable from a ref.
is_tip_reachable "$sm_path" "$sha1" ||
fetch_in_submodule "$sm_path" $depth ||
- die "$(eval_gettext "Unable to fetch in submodule path '\$displaypath'")"
+ say "$(eval_gettext "Unable to fetch in submodule path '\$displaypath'")"
# Now we tried the usual fetch, but $sha1 may
# not be reachable from any of the refs