Re: Old submodules broken in 2.19rc1 and 2.19rc2
- Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 11:03:27 -0400
- From: Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Old submodules broken in 2.19rc1 and 2.19rc2
On Fri, Sep 07, 2018 at 11:52:58AM +0200, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> Submodules checked out with older versions of git not longer works in the
> latest 2.19 releases. A "git submodule update --recursive" command wil fail
> for each submodule with a line saying "fatal: could not open
> '<submodule>/.git' for writing> Is a directory.
I couldn't reproduce after cloning with v22.214.171.124 (which creates ".git"
as a directory in the tree). Is it possible for you to bisect (or
perhaps share with us the broken example)?
> I checked the release notes so far, and they do not say the old submodules
> from git 2.16- were no longer supported, so I assume it is a bug?
I don't think it was intentional. +cc Stefan for submodule expertise.