I am following instructions given here

I get the following error when entering $ git submodule add [email protected]:adrianmacneil/cidoc.git user_guide_src/_themes/cidoc in the terminal:

fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git


  • Is your add-on in a git repo? Commented Feb 16, 2013 at 14:21
  • No it is not - should it be for this to work? Commented Feb 16, 2013 at 21:09

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Adrian may have a better answer, but this works for me...

If your add-on is not a Git repository, of if you would rather install the theme manually rather than as a submodule, you can just download the theme from Github and put it in your Sphinx documentation setup.

Just make sure your conf.py file has the correct path to the theme.

So if your documentation setup looks like this:

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You'd have this in your conf.py

html_theme_path = ['_themes']
html_theme = 'cidoc'

If you aren't already familiar with Sphinx I found this to be a really helpful guide: Easy and beautiful documentation with Sphinx. Along with the official doc's First Steps with Sphinx.

Thanks to Adrian for making this available!

  • Alex - your directory structure was very helpful for me to get my bearings. Then I went ahead and signed up for github, cloned the repo, downloaded the mac package and worked my way through the instructions - sweet - but staying local for now. Thanks again Commented Feb 18, 2013 at 17:44

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