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Using Travis-CI with submodules
This issue seems to have been somewhat fixed; you can now ignore all submodules by setting the following in your
git: submodules: false
You may still experience problems if you rely on some public submodules but want to ignore others. Hopefully, the developers will enhance this feature allowing us to list which submodules we want to include/skip.
I recently started using travis-ci for continuous integration testing with my various projects (mainly FWRD). Now it’s working, I’m really happy with the results; having the highlighted output generated by my spec config shown in the output is a nice touch.
However, it was initially a pain to use. Firstly, there was no documentation on how to use it with my preferred Python sandboxing system, zc.buildout. Secondly, once I had the config correct, I got a weird error from the build:
Using worker: ruby4.worker.travis-ci.org:travis-ruby-3 $ cd ~/builds $ git clone --depth=100 --quiet git://github.com/OldhamMAde/FWRD.git OldhamMade/FWRD $ cd OldhamMade/FWRD $ git checkout -qf 84315504720c010cb6c92b352c9833739403368e $ git submodule init Submodule 'docs/build' (firstname.lastname@example.org:OldhamMade/FWRD.git) registered for path 'docs/build' $ git submodule update Cloning into docs/build... Warning: Permanently added 'github.com,220.127.116.11' (RSA) to the list of known hosts. Permission denied (publickey). fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly Clone of 'email@example.com:OldhamMade/FWRD.git' into submodule path 'docs/build' failed Done. Build script exited with: 1
A little help from the guys in the IRC channel led me to the fact that travis-ci
cannot download a submodule that isn’t on a public url (
This causes a problem for me, since I manage my docs using a zc.buildout script
and the submodule I set-up points to the
gh-pages branch in the repository.
The only way to get this to work for both instances is to change the url for the
https://firstname.lastname@example.org/user/repo.git - which will work fine with travis but
will require you to enter your github password if you wish to update/commit