Please describe the problem.
During an initial run of "git annex webapp", it gets stuck at the "Make repository" stage. Entering a directory and pressing "Make repository" takes the user back to the same page repeatedly, preventing them from advancing.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Download https://downloads.kitenet.net/git-annex/linux/current/git-annex-standalone-i386.tar.gz from 2015-10-19 (sha1: 3b30de86d6790fdf80de90b2f54967de8345fe98 ) on an Ubuntu Trusty Tahr server, untar, run git-annex-webapp, attempt to make a Repository in ~/annex. "Make repository" fails to advance.
What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?
git-annex-standalone-i386.tar.gz downloaded on 2015-10-19 (sha1: 3b30de86d6790fdf80de90b2f54967de8345fe98), on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (14.04.3).
Please provide any additional information below.
The following is printed to the console (no daemon.log is generated):
~/src/git-annex.linux$ ./git-annex-webapp Launching web browser on file:///tmp/webapp8296.html *** Please tell me who you are. Run git config --global user.email "email@example.com" git config --global user.name "Your Name" to set your account's default identity. Omit --global to set the identity only in this repository. fatal: empty ident name (for <firstname.lastname@example.org>) not allowed (recording state in git...) # End of transcript or log.
Manually running the "git config --global user.name" will allow the process to proceed. It will just be confusing to users who launched the webapp via a menu item.
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)
Works well using the debian testing package on a debian laptop!