Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#7577 closed bug (fixed)

./sync-all doesn't properly detect the existence of the 'time' submodule

Reported by: parcs Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Build System Version: 7.7
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Operating System: Unknown/Multiple Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
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The time submodule is present in my repository (at ./libraries/time) but some ./sync-all operations, like ./sync-all fetch, don't seem to detect its presence:

Output from ./sync-all get:

Submodule 'libraries/time' () registered for path 'libraries/time'
== Checking for old time from tarball

Output from a subsequent ./sync-all fetch:

== libraries/time repo not present; skipping

./sync-all fetch thinks that the time repo is not present and thus doesn't pull in any updates for it.

This issue is similar to the one which 31d771bec93b17813b03e7a72a586e1f401ef240 fixes.

Attachments (1)

0001-use-e-rather-than-d-when-checking-for-the-existence-.patch (1.1 KB) - added by parcs 5 years ago.
a fix

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by parcs

Status: newpatch

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by patrick@…

commit 146b0eafa17f0ac28f7ef3f273919c4c6a22f45b

Author: Patrick Palka <>
Date:   Sun Jan 13 12:02:10 2013 -0500

    use -e rather than -d when checking for the existence of a subrepo
    The .git file in a submodule's root directory is not necessarily a
    directory, as is the case for the 'time' submodule.
    This fixes #7577, where some './sync-all' operations don't detect
    that the 'time' submodule is present in the repository.

 sync-all |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by igloo

difficulty: Unknown
Resolution: fixed
Status: patchclosed

Thanks for the patch; applied.

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