If your repository includes a
.gitmodules file, CodeShip will
automatically initialize and update the configured submodules. The
following command is run after cloning your repository to do this.
git submodule update --recursive --init
|Right now there is no way to skip this command, but let us know if that creates a problem for your build.|
Submodules that are hosted as public repositories should just work, but let us know if you see any issues.
If your submodule is a private repository, you need to make sure CodeShip can clone the repository.
Make sure the project’s public SSH key (from the General settings page) has access to the submodule repository. See how to provide access to other repositories if you’re not sure how to achieve this.
Make sure the submodule is referenced via an SSH-based URL (for example
email@example.com:codeship/documentation.git). If you reference the submodule via an HTTPS based URL (for example
https://github.com/codeship/documentation.git), the git client will ask for authentication credentials during the build and run into a timeout (as you can’t provide them).
See the git documentation on Git Submodules for more information on working with submodules.
Typical Error Messages
See how to provide access to other repositories if you see an error like these.
remote: Repository not found
fatal: Could not read from remote repository
Permission denied (publickey).
Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists. Clone of 'firstname.lastname@example.org:username/reponame.git' into submodule path 'path' failed