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How to configure a submodule to point to a specific tag/commit


Let's say we have two repositories Main and Common, Common has been added as a submodule of Main. Commits of Common get tagged on master when Common is in a state it can be used by Main. Common might be developed ahead of Master such that when Main integrates Common, it is not interested in the head of Common on master but in an older commit that has been tagged.

I'm new to git and used to Allchange or PTC integrity version controls solutions where I'm used to this functionality.

How would you go about doing this in git/bitbucket? I can't find a simple command to do this and a work around I am considering is creating a branch of Common instead of a tag and point Main to that branch.

Note that I'm using Bitbucket v5.11.1



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If it is an option I suggest to create a versioned library or some sort of versioned artefact out of common that is consumed by Main. Main can choose which version of Common it needs. This way Main and Common can be maintained independently.

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