bbPi bbPi - 2 months ago 18
Git Question

git submodule already exist but it doesn't?

I have git repo: https://github.com/bbialek/dotfiles
I want to create submodule for vim's pathogen plugin.

cd ~/dotfiles/vim
git submodule add https://github.com/tpope/vim-pathogen .vim


It says:


'vim/.vim' already exists in the index


Is it because I already have submodules in
../dotfiles/vim/.vim/bundles/* ?

My
.gitmodules
:

[submodule "vim/.vim/bundle/nerdtree"]
path = vim/.vim/bundle/nerdtree
url = https://github.com/scrooloose/nerdtree
[submodule "vim/.vim/bundle/vim-autoformat"]
path = vim/.vim/bundle/vim-autoformat
url = https://github.com/Chiel92/vim-autoformat
[submodule "vim/.vim/bundle/vim-colors-solarized"]
path = vim/.vim/bundle/vim-colors-solarized
url = https://github.com/altercation/vim-colors-solarized
[submodule "vim/.vim/bundle/vim-sensible"]
path = vim/.vim/bundle/vim-sensible
url = https://github.com/tpope/vim-sensible
[submodule "vim/.vim/bundle/YouCompleteMe"]
path = vim/.vim/bundle/YouCompleteMe
url = https://github.com/Valloric/YouCompleteMe
[submodule "tmux/.tmux/plugins/tpm"]
path = tmux/.tmux/plugins/tpm
url = https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tpm

Answer

You cannot register a submodule within a declared submodule path (like vim/.vim/bundle/nerdtree)

Since you have multiple submodules already using .vim, you would need to use a different folder for your .vim submodule repo.