Build fails due to latest submodule commits being absent

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Description of the issue

Running into an issue with my android project, which has submodule dependencies. In my gitmodules, the submodules are listed as pointing to a branch(develop). But whenever the build runs, it seems to not pick up the latest commits from those repositories. I have a git clone step and it fails on those submodules after the ‘git submodule update’ step as it seems to not fetch the latest commits to those repos. Can you please help?


  • RepositoryURL:[REDACTED]erarmour/ua-shop-[REDACTED].git
  • CloneIntoDir: /bitrise/src
  • Commit:
  • Tag:
  • Branch: adhoc/login-issue-prod
  • BranchDest:
  • PRID: 0
  • PRRepositoryURL:
  • PRMergeBranch:
  • ResetRepository: false
  • CloneDepth: 1
  • BuildURL: Bitrise - Mobile Continuous Integration and Delivery - iOS & Android Build Automation
  • BuildAPIToken: [REDACTED]
  • UpdateSubmodules: true
  • ManualMerge: true
    git “init”
    Initialized empty Git repository in /bitrise/src/.git/
    git “remote” “add” “origin” “[REDACTED]erarmour/ua-shop-[REDACTED].git”
    git “fetch” “–depth=1” “origin” “adhoc/login-issue-prod”
    Warning: Permanently added ‘,’ (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
  • branch adhoc/login-issue-prod → FETCH_HEAD
  • [new branch] adhoc/login-issue-prod → origin/adhoc/login-issue-prod
    git “checkout” “adhoc/login-issue-prod”
    Switched to a new branch ‘adhoc/login-issue-prod’
    Branch adhoc/login-issue-prod set up to track remote branch adhoc/login-issue-prod from origin.
    git “merge” “origin/adhoc/login-issue-prod”
    Already up-to-date.
    git “submodule” “update” “–init” “–recursive”
    Submodule ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/commerce-common-[REDACTED]’ ([REDACTED]erarmour/commerce-common-[REDACTED].git) registered for path ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/commerce-common-[REDACTED]’
    Submodule ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/uasdk-ecomm-[REDACTED]/commerce-common-[REDACTED]’ ([REDACTED]erarmour/commerce-common-[REDACTED].git) registered for path ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/uasdk-ecomm-[REDACTED]/commerce-common-[REDACTED]’
    Submodule ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/uasdk-ecomm-[REDACTED]/commerce-pci-tokenization-[REDACTED]’ ([REDACTED]erarmour/commerce-pci-tokenization-[REDACTED].git) registered for path ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/uasdk-ecomm-[REDACTED]/commerce-pci-tokenization-[REDACTED]’
    Cloning into ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/commerce-common-[REDACTED]’…
    fatal: reference is not a tree: 8fcf032eba831003c8484d13f54916479317fcde
    Cloning into ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/uasdk-ecomm-[REDACTED]/commerce-common-[REDACTED]’…
    fatal: reference is not a tree: 24e431349ed1309f9e07e484282be0ebde286bbb
    Cloning into ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/uasdk-ecomm-[REDACTED]/commerce-pci-tokenization-[REDACTED]’…
    fatal: reference is not a tree: b526216b927622b9af95ca0c6e14f1099995e1f2
    Unable to checkout ‘8fcf032eba831003c8484d13f54916479317fcde’ in submodule path ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/commerce-common-[REDACTED]’
    Unable to checkout ‘24e431349ed1309f9e07e484282be0ebde286bbb’ in submodule path ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/uasdk-ecomm-[REDACTED]/commerce-common-[REDACTED]’
    Unable to checkout ‘b526216b927622b9af95ca0c6e14f1099995e1f2’ in submodule path ‘commerce-core-[REDACTED]/uasdk-ecomm-[REDACTED]/commerce-pci-tokenization-[REDACTED]’
    ERROR: submodule update: exit status 1
    | |
    | x | git-clone@4.0.14 (exit code: 1) | 10 sec |
    | Issue tracker: Issues · bitrise-steplib/steps-git-clone · GitHub |
    | Source: GitHub - bitrise-steplib/steps-git-clone |


Info above

Step: Git Clone


  • Does a “Rebuild” help? (You can trigger a rebuild from the Build’s page, by clicking the “Rebuild” button in the top right corner of a finished build) : NO
  • Does a rebuild without caches help? (You can remove the Cache:Pull and Cache:Push steps temporarily to not to use the cache, or you can delete all the caches on the Settings tab of the app. : NO
  • Does the issue happen sporadically, or every time? :
  • Does upgrading the build Step to the latest version help? : NO
  • When did the issue start? : Yesterday

Local reproduction

Cannot reproduce locally.

Build log

Looks like this was happening on one branch. Not quite sure what was different. But I trashed that branch and recreated a new one and it seems to have gone away.

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