Kim Stacks Kim Stacks - 4 months ago 35
Git Question

No submodule mapping found in .gitmodules for path and missing .gitmodules file

When I run

git submodule init
, I get the following error:


No submodule mapping found in .gitmodules for path 'xxx'


I searched for a
.gitmodules
file and I cannot find it anywhere.

I have read this most popular SO question on the same topic.
But unfortunately, I cannot solve the problem. Especially given that I no longer have
.gitmodules
.

According to my GitHub private repo, I still have submodules for my repository. Just that I cannot find the
.gitmodules
file anywhere.

Answer
  1. Ensure that there are no submodule sections in .git/config. If there are, remove them.
  2. Do git rm --cached <path_to_submodule>.
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