Git unable to construct submodule's relative path

Adam Dinwoodie
Fri Jun 28 11:22:00 GMT 2019

On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 18:05, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Checking out the I've noticed a problem in
> updating submodules after first init.
> Inspecting the Git config area, I stumbled upon paths like
> worktree = ../../../../../../../../../anrdaemon/Documents/Games/WoW/NorgannaAddons/auctioneer/Auc-Advanced
> which is obviously wrong.
> To begin with, there's not enough parent directories to fill the path, and
> even if I correct the path to
> worktree = ../../../../auctioneer/Auc-Advanced
> the next run of "git submodule update --recursive --remote" trashes it again.

Works just fine for me.

Can you please explain, step-by-step, exactly what you're doing, what
commands you're running, what you're seeing, and how that differs from
what you expect to see?

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