SourceTree says 'No url found for submodule path'

Every time I pull from github I see this

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false -c credential.helper=sourcetree submodule update --init

fatal: No url found for submodule path 'APP NAME' in .gitmodules

Completed with errors, see above

 

This started happening suddenly. The project has no submodules. This doesn't occur with command-line git, only with source tree. I'm on version 2.6.1 on MacOS 10.12.6

How do I resolve this error?

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Hi Cliff, looks like you might have some .gitmodules directory somewhere within your repo. If you have no submodules, delete .gitmodules, and any references to submodules in .git/config.

I also found a couple of posts where users seem to have a similar issue, you can check their responses at No submodule mapping found in gitmodule for a path that's not a submodule and No submodule mapping found in gitmodules for path.

Let us know if that helped you!

Cheers,

Ana

Hi Ana, thanks for your reply. I should have mentioned that there is no .gitmodules folder present within .git nor any references to submodules within .git/config

I checked with the following commands:

bash-3.2$ cd .git

bash-3.2$ find . |grep odules

bash-3.2$ grep -i odules config

I'm curious that this only happens when using SourceTree and not when using the command-line tools.

Update: I found this!

bash-3.2$ git ls-files --stage | grep 160000

160000 b06580880c5eaf8b1564f74c30d595bc6a363a13 0 APPNAME

 

I performed 

bash-3.2$ git rm --cached APPNAME and the error was fixed. 

 

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