Please describe the problem.
This is a one-off thing, not a reproducible bug. It was just so weird that I wanted to make a note of it in case somebody else had the same problem and it was reproducible.
I have a remote on the a USB drive which I mount once in a while on /Volumes/TOSHIBAEXT which has a remote on /Volumes/TOSHIBAEXT/annex. It's a remote which I created by hand using "git clone" a long time ago, not something the assistant set up for me.
Anyway, today the assistant kept reporting that it could not sync to it. I didn't know why, because I checked in my Finder sidebar and it showed a mounted drive called TOSHIBAEXT. It's only when I checked with the command line that I noticed something was up! There was now an ordinary directory at /Volumes/TOSHIBAEXT/annex. This had apparently been created at some point when the drive was unmounted, so when it re-mounted, because there was a directory in the way, it re-mounted at "/Volumes/TOSHIBAEXT 1". But it was displayed in the finder sidebar as just "TOSHIBAEXT" anyway because the finder hides this workaround from the user for whatever reason.
Presumably git-annex assistant at some point, for some reason, created an ordinary directory where it expected to find the annex.
I wonder if this may have to do with the fact that this is a non-bare, created-by-hand repo, from before I was using the assistant, not a normal bare remote that the assistant would have created for me if I'd been using the webapp.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
I've only seen it once, and report the bug not as an outstanding issue but only as a heads-up that this has ever happened.
What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?
git-annex version: 4.20130501-gb61740e
OS X lion (10.7)
Please provide any additional information below.
I wasn't logging when this happened.
Again, just a heads-up; I'll keep my eye open for this happening again and post more info if it does.