Please describe the problem.

Git-annex is hanging for me on all operations if I have a customized OpenSSH host as a remote. This is because git-annex uses a custom config file that uses directives introduced in OpenSSH 7.3p1 . I have OpenSSH 6.7p1 .

What steps will reproduce the problem?

On Debian Jessie, specify a custom host in ~/.ssh/config such as

 Host custom-host
      HostName realhost.com

Add it as a remote and try to use git-annex

 $ git remote add custom user@custom-host
 $ git annex vicfg --debug

It just hangs.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

 git-annex version: 6.20161211-gc3ab3c668
 PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)"

Please provide any additional information below.

# If you can, paste a complete transcript of the problem occurring here.
# If the problem is with the git-annex assistant, paste in .git/annex/daemon.log

annex@host:~/annex$ git annex vicfg --debug
[2017-01-16 12:01:58.104071891] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","show-ref","git-annex"]
[2017-01-16 12:01:58.110698965] process done ExitSuccess
[2017-01-16 12:01:58.11093666] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","show-ref","--hash","refs/heads/git-annex"]
[2017-01-16 12:01:58.116640973] process done ExitSuccess
[2017-01-16 12:01:58.123254411] chat: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","cat-file","--batch"]
[2017-01-16 12:01:58.125003224] chat: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","cat-file","--batch-check=%(objectname) %(objecttype) %(objectsize)"]
[2017-01-16 12:01:58.131239655] read: ssh ["-S",".git/annex/ssh/annex@annex-whonix-standalone","-o","ControlMaster=auto","-o","ControlPersist=yes","-F",".git/annex/ssh.config","-T","annex@annex-whonix-standalone","git-annex-shell 'configlist' '/~/annex' '--debug'"]
^C
annex@host:~/annex$ cat .git/annex/ssh.config 
IgnoreUnknown Include
Include ~/.ssh/config
Include /etc/ssh/ssh_config
ServerAliveInterval 60

# End of transcript or log.

The problem is the use of the Include directive which is not understood by my release of OpenSSH.

Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

Git-annex rocks !!!!

done; this was already fixed --Joey