Please describe the problem.

I was attempting to comment on this patch:

but adding the comment fails with:

Error: failed to create directory /home/b-git-annex/source/doc/todo/PATCH__58___drop_url_parameters_from_extension.hs/: File exists

(this appears to be repeatable.) At a guess there's actually a file there for the patch... which is why it can't make a directory.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Go to

  2. Log in

  3. Click "Add comment"

  4. Enter comment with subject/body

  5. Try to save the comment

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


Please provide any additional information below.

FTR, the original comment I was trying to make was basically "yes, please add this patch" -- but more verbosely:

"""This would be very useful. libsyn seem to have changed their podcast URLs over the last couple of weeks to always add a ?dest_id=... suffix (and changed the historical URL of every single podcast on any feed on their service, the next time it is rebuilt, which has led to a few large sets of duplicate downloads and a bunch of manual cleanup to avoid large duplicate downloads on the ones I noticed in time). For now I've been doing manual "git mv" as I notice new ones coming in (a few every week), but I'd really prefer it happened automatically."""

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)

Lots of luck with git-annex. It's extremely useful as both a distributed content store, and also as a podcatcher. Thanks for writing it :-)


In this particular case, a .hs file got added to the wiki, presumably by picking that extension when editing the file. In any case, if there's a bug here, it's a bug in ikiwiki not git-annex so this is not the place to track it. done --Joey