Please describe the problem.

I want to be able to use "normal" git commands so I'm trying a v6 repo. I have attempted to set up .gitattributes to only annex non-text mime types. When I attempt to add something that would go into the annex, the git-annex smudge command fails.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

See transcript below

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

debian jessie; built from github using stack;installed to ~/.local/bin

git-annex version: 6.20160308-ge51f555
build flags: Assistant Webapp Pairing Testsuite S3(multipartupload)(storageclasses) WebDAV Inotify DBus DesktopNotif
y XMPP ConcurrentOutput TorrentParser MagicMime Feeds Quvi                                                         
key/value backends: SHA256E SHA256 SHA512E SHA512 SHA224E SHA224 SHA384E SHA384 SHA3_256E SHA3_256 SHA3_512E SHA3_51
2 SHA3_224E SHA3_224 SHA3_384E SHA3_384 SKEIN256E SKEIN256 SKEIN512E SKEIN512 SHA1E SHA1 MD5E MD5 WORM URL         
remote types: git gcrypt S3 bup directory rsync web bittorrent webdav tahoe glacier ddar hook external
local repository version: 6
supported repository versions: 5 6
upgrade supported from repository versions: 0 1 2 4 5

Please provide any additional information below.

.gitattributes is:

* annex.largefiles=(not(mimetype=text/*))
# 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

renn:/tmp/gat$ git init && git annex init --version=6                                                      
Initialized empty Git repository in /tmp/gat/.git/
init  ok
(recording state in git...)
renn:/tmp/gat$ cp ../tga/.gitattributes .
renn:/tmp/gat$ git add .gitattributes 
renn:/tmp/gat$ cp ../tga/ .
renn:/tmp/gat$ git add 
error: cannot feed the input to external filter git-annex smudge --clean %f
error: external filter git-annex smudge --clean %f failed

# End of transcript or log.

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)

No, I'm a first-time user. Thanks for this neat piece of software.

fixed --Joey