I have a project I want to clone:
$ git clone repo1 repo2
Everything copies over. Then I initiate submodules:
$ git submodule update --init --recursive
It downloads and populates the folders for all the submodules. I move into a directory of a submodule, and it's not a proper repo anymore.
I look closely at the submodule files and the
.git folder has instead been turned into a file. This means I can't do development work on the submodules in the newly cloned project.
How do I get the clone to replicate the submodules, as git repos themselves, per the original project?
EDIT: May this have something to do with cloning from a relative path on the same machine? Perhaps an absolute path changes the manner of the clone?
This thread is exactly the same issue I'm having, but I just don't see the proposed solution as being the ideal answer: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9459532/revert-to-pre-git-v1-7-8-git-submodule-behavior-with-submodule-filesystem-locati