[aur-general] TU Application: Dan Printzell

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Mon Jul 31 19:35:02 UTC 2017

On Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:16:33 -0400
Eli Schwartz <eschwartz at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 07/31/2017 02:09 PM, Christian Rebischke wrote:
> >> Do I really need to do this? Won't the 'git submodule update' command choose the
> >> correct commit?  
> > 
> > May somebody else correct me, but I don't think so. `git submodule
> > update` will just update to the HEAD of the sub repository. And we want
> > stable builds. Therefore it's important to pin the software at a
> > specific commit and it's dependencies, too.  
> You're both right and wrong. "$srcdir/$submodulename" will be at
> origin/master, but `git submodule update` in the primary repo will
> completely ignore that clone altogether and just cares about the git
> objects which it uses in yet another clone.

This is a bit confusing. You set the URL of the submodule to the location of
the local clone, so it doesn't ignore it, it just clones from the local clone.
And yes, it does use the specific commit specified in the main repo, so setting
#commit= for the submodule is useless.

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