Error fetching branch after trying to update submodule

I need advice to debug deploy

Hi there,

I updated a theme which I added as a submodule and I am getting an error with preparing the repo. I am deploying this website using Hugo. my original intention was to change the footer on the sub module but I seem to have broken something. Of course, I still want to update the footer but, I mostly want to get my site back into a working state.

I believe its an issue with the submodule, I tried, reverting the commit, git pulling the submodule and updating it but I’ve had no success.

I appreciate any help you can give me! Thank you in advanced.

9:28:52 AM: Build ready to start
9:28:58 AM: build-image version: 9e0f207a27642d0115b1ca97cd5e8cebbe492f63
9:28:58 AM: build-image tag: v3.3.2
9:28:58 AM: buildbot version: a2bab682ae0761baa4d123ebd00c57be933655dc
9:28:58 AM: Fetching cached dependencies
9:28:58 AM: Starting to download cache of 104.3MB
9:28:59 AM: Finished downloading cache in 678.668723ms
9:28:59 AM: Starting to extract cache
9:29:02 AM: Finished extracting cache in 3.217181833s
9:29:02 AM: Finished fetching cache in 3.951399079s
9:29:02 AM: Starting to prepare the repo for build
9:29:02 AM: Preparing Git Reference refs/heads/master
9:29:04 AM: Error fetching branch: refs/heads/master
9:29:04 AM: Failing build: Failed to prepare repo
9:29:04 AM: failed during stage ‘preparing repo’: exit status 1
9:29:04 AM: Finished processing build request in 6.084695546s

Solved. It turns out that the cache was pointing to the wrong commit. Cleared cache on netlify before deploying solved the issue.

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Thank you for posting the solution!