Please describe the problem.

git annex cannot get me my file contents from my remotes

What steps will reproduce the problem?

git clone myserver:/path/to/repo
cd repo
git annex get

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

Using git-annex-5.20150327 on gentoo linux

Please provide any additional information below.

The error messages I get egenrally look like:

get 2att/photos-glasgow/male/patrik.jpg (from clusterhost...) 
git-annex: ../chymera/data/.git/annex/transfer/upload/b8415264-4b9a-40ca-b450-7e57507cdc06/lck.SHA256E-s814245--9dc6f1287ba683cae030e04ba7f94a73e566ce392c2d032f171094ddc342fa60.jpg: openFd: does not exist (No such file or directory)
git-annex-shell: sendkey: 1 failed
protocol version mismatch -- is your shell clean?
(see the rsync man page for an explanation)
rsync error: protocol incompatibility (code 2) at compat.c(176) [Receiver=3.1.1]

  rsync failed -- run git annex again to resume file transfer

  Unable to access these remotes: clusterhost

  Try making some of these repositories available:
    809074b6-e079-4ea1-b2f8-2d7840deda7d -- zenbookhost
    a1ed6786-8b93-4a14-b00d-877b741e34da -- [clusterhost]