Add Git Submodule to a Local Repos Url
I was adding a submodule which is local.
I didn’t push to a remote because it is not necessary for my project. It is just some data files that I wanted to track the changes locally. Yet, I require it in the main project repository.
A supposedly simple operation, but I met with some problem.
I use sourcetree app to add the submodule. On my first try, somehow I select the folders wrongly.
After a few tries, I figured out the source path and relative path in sourcetree..
But when I add, I keep getting the error:
pathspec 'mysub' did not match any file(s) known to git
Switch to command line
Whenever sourcetree fails me, I switch to the command line.
.gitmodules and the
mysub directory (the relative directory in my main project that I want my submodule to be in).
Then I run:
git submodule add /path/to/submodule mysub
A git directory for 'mysub' is found locally with remote(s): origin /path/to/submodule
I used the
--force options, and it gave me:
fatal: You are on a branch yet to be born
After wasting 20 minutes, I found a solution on StackOverlfow with more than 100 upvotes.
I have to delete
.git/modules/mysub because when I was using sourcetree, on my first try, the URL/path was specified wrongly.
A silly mistake.
But looks like I am not the only one.