using git submodules with vcsh

Antonio Ospite ao2 at
Wed Apr 4 15:33:46 CEST 2018

On Sat, 5 Jan 2013 18:14:13 +0100
Richard Hartmann <richih.mailinglist at> wrote:

> Hi Andre,
> submodules are still a point of contention with vcsh.
> Problem is, git needs to support a way to move .gitmodules around, which it
> does not currently have.
> That submodules work at all with vcsh is a relatively recent development.
> git didn't clean up its own variables properly, that bug was discovered by
> vcsh users and took ages to be resolved.

Sorry for picking up this old discussion but my question seems to fit

Richard, I found this discussion where you talk about working with
submodules in detached bare repositories in general:

And, as you say, the issue about GIT_DIR and GIT_WORK_TREE has been

> I sent email to git's ML some time ago asking for a way to support
> different locations for .gitmodules but to no avail, yet.

However in the archives of the git mailing list I didn't find the
messages about the hardcoded .gitmodules path.

I just wanted to have a peek of what git developers think about it
before writing on that matter again.


Antonio Ospite

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