Over the last few days I have run into a number of issues using git submodules.
Perhaps mostly user error on my part. Overall if its just a project I am working
on than I think its a reasonable amount of complexity to introduce, but
otherwise in particular when working with a team that is relatively new to
git they are probably not the answer. Here are some links and notes.
fatal: no submodule mapping found in .gitmodules for path
git submodule status 7cf09a922ebcfdce5c6571d26a79555c98366fa9 public (heads/master) fatal: no submodule mapping found in .gitmodules for path 'website/themes/beautifulhugo'
git rm --cached themes/beautifulhugo
Correct way to remove a submodule
This was frustratingly difficult to track down good current information on since
at some point the
deinit option was added.
Hugo Themes not as a submodule
In all of the above I would eventually get the submodule clean. Then clone and
try to re-add them theme. But I missed the step about removing the
directory, so it was always going back to an undesired state.
Save some clicks:
hugo new post/`date +"%Y-%m-%d".md`