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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] How the blazes are you supposed to update all the submodules?
From: Peter A. Bigot (pab_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-19 10:27:44

On 12/19/2013 09:05 AM, Edward Diener wrote:
> On 12/19/2013 8:00 AM, John Maddock wrote:
>> OK.... so I do a
>> Git pull
>> at the top level (note: using TortoiseGit), and I see lots of messages
>> in the log indicating which libraries have updates, and judging by the
>> time taken they seem to be downloaded (?), but I don't actually see any
>> changes in the libraries themselves.
> What are reasons for ever 'pulling' the superproject ?

Without trying to find what it's intended to mean for Boost, in normal
practice this means: Update to identify the versions of each submodule
that are confirmed to interoperate correctly at the head of superproject
branch that's being pulled.

In other words, the latest successful results of integration testing.

"git submodule update" is subsequently required to actually change the
contents of the submodule working spaces to contain those versions.
It's probably a separate step because that makes it easier to deal with
conflicts in specific submodules that were locally modified.


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