Fixed in Version 7.20190122

Hello, When doing a "git annex init somename --version=5" on git-annex 7.20181211, it still creates an v7 repository. I want to be able to use the direct-mode because of space constraints (v7 unlocked files take up double the space).

What steps will reproduce the problem?

See the transcript below, on a vfat-Filesystem.

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

7.20181211 on debian buster

Please provide any additional information below.

$ git init
Initialized empty Git repository in /media/xxx/xxx/.git/
$ git annex init yellow-thumbdrive --version=5
init yellow-thumbdrive 
  Detected a filesystem without fifo support.

  Disabling ssh connection caching.

  Detected a crippled filesystem.

  Entering an adjusted branch where files are unlocked as this filesystem does not support locked files.

Switched to branch 'adjusted/master(unlocked)'
ok
(recording state in git...)
$ git annex version
git-annex version: 7.20181211
build flags: Assistant Webapp Pairing S3(multipartupload)(storageclasses) WebDAV Inotify DBus DesktopNotify TorrentParser MagicMime Feeds Testsuite
dependency versions: aws-0.20 bloomfilter-2.0.1.0 cryptonite-0.25 DAV-1.3.3 feed-1.0.0.0 ghc-8.4.4 http-client-0.5.13.1 persistent-sqlite-2.8.2 torrent-10000.1.1 uuid-1.3.13 yesod-1.6.0
key/value backends: SHA256E SHA256 SHA512E SHA512 SHA224E SHA224 SHA384E SHA384 SHA3_256E SHA3_256 SHA3_512E SHA3_512 SHA3_224E SHA3_224 SHA3_384E SHA3_384 SKEIN256E SKEIN256 SKEIN512E SKEIN512 BLAKE2B256E BLAKE2B256 BLAKE2B512E BLAKE2B512 BLAKE2B160E BLAKE2B160 BLAKE2B224E BLAKE2B224 BLAKE2B384E BLAKE2B384 BLAKE2S256E BLAKE2S256 BLAKE2S160E BLAKE2S160 BLAKE2S224E BLAKE2S224 BLAKE2SP256E BLAKE2SP256 BLAKE2SP224E BLAKE2SP224 SHA1E SHA1 MD5E MD5 WORM URL
remote types: git gcrypt p2p S3 bup directory rsync web bittorrent webdav adb tahoe glacier ddar hook external
operating system: linux x86_64
supported repository versions: 5 7
upgrade supported from repository versions: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
local repository version: 7

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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)

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