Re: Location-agnostic submodules

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From: "Junio C Hamano" <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 6:57
"Philip Oakley" <philipoakley@xxxxxxx> writes:

Would an alternative be something like:
   git submodule update <module> --from <remote>

so that the user can state which of the current submodule's remotes
should be used for fetching the desired update.

Are you assuming that the <remote> in the above example will be different
per invocation for a single user?

possibly, but more likely the user would have identified which is the best
remote to use to find her missing sha1.

        I would imagine not---it would be more
like "the upstream has this URL in .gitmodules, but this other mirror is
closer to my network environment", i.e.

cd <module's directory> && git config remote.origin.url $there

I was presuming a reverse time sequence, where the user had already set up
the desired remote, but hadn't managed to change the URL in .gitmodules; but
either way, the user then let's 'git submodule' do the hard work of fetching
the correct sha1 to checkout.

I didn't think that there was a command yet to do the URL update, which
would most likely match one of the sub-module's URLs.



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