Error checking out submodules: fatal: No url found for submodule path 'website' in .gitmodules

I need advice to debug deploy https://app.netlify.com/sites/kind-brahmagupta-1ea01b/deploys/5edd2da41311f856bfd10ea3

Error:
Error checking out submodules: fatal: No url found for submodule path ‘website’ in .gitmodules

Hi, @rb442e, this is a public repo so I cloned the repo and ran git submodule status and I see the same error there:

$ git submodule status
fatal: no submodule mapping found in .gitmodules for path 'website'

This is an issue with the repo itself and not something Netlify is causing. The directory named website is causing this issue. This can be seen with the following:

$ git ls-files --stage | grep 160000
160000 29ec3dc543d9fd6b093137260b94ace614355b27 0	website

I found the command above here:

You will need to remove this directory (and add it back again if it is required) to resolve this. If there are other questions, please let us know.