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Submodule tracking remote master shows modified on super project git status after submodule update --remote

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In my superproject I have two submodules and I want them to track always master master. Using Git 1.8.2.
So I've added "branch = master" to .gitmodules and using git submodule update --remote to pull always recent master.
However everytime submodule master is updated, running superproject git status or diff shows its recorded sha1 has changed.
This doesn't make sense since I am tracking master? Shouldn't it show it has changed only when submodule HEAD is not the branch recorded in my superproject's .gitmodules ??

posted Jun 13, 2013 by anonymous

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I have a repository on github, a clone on my desktop and bare repo on a private server, in my desktop the remotes looks like this

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