Please describe the problem.

`git annex get --from=myremote' show "transfer already in progress, or unable to take transfer lock".

Likely Problem discovered! I copied the whole remote repo (was residing on a Linux machine accessed via SMB) and pasted it into my Mac. The problem was resolved. It is likely something to do with the fact that Mac OS filesystem is case-insensitive. I discovered this issue when I tried to copy that remote repo with cp rather than taring it first.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Remote is on a Linux machine. Do `git annex get' on a Mac OS. Do the same on another Linux machine.

The git annex client on the Linux machine works. Mac OS doesn't.

rsync version for all machines: 3.1.1

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

git-annex 5.20151019

Lubuntu 15.10. Mac OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan)

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


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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)

Yes.

It's wonderful. This should be a problem with Mac OS.