Subject: [boost] [git][align][litre] git submodule update failure.
From: Mostafa (mostafa_working_away_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-09-05 22:11:14
$ git submodule update libs/align
fatal: reference is not a tree: d32353ea7d39c0237202e3e460f3248f226db274
Unable to checkout 'd32353ea7d39c0237202e3e460f3248f226db274' in submodule
$ git submodule update tools/litre
fatal: reference is not a tree: 564d4d8d30b7e03ac5e25d78e14d2c19fa321c83
Unable to checkout '564d4d8d30b7e03ac5e25d78e14d2c19fa321c83' in submodule
According to this:
, this is most likely a maintainer's bug. From the above:
"This is the most common problem with submodules. The commit that you are
on in the outer repository has a reference to a commit in the submodule
that someone did not push up yet. It's a dependency problem. Always push
from the inside-out. This is most likely not something you did wrong, but
someone else that's working in the repository. They were sloppy and forgot
to issue push on the submodule and just pushed the containing repository.
Stuff works on their machine because they made the change and those
commits exist there."
Is this true?