Please describe the problem.

I've tried to setup a remote using assistant, but it failed to correctly sync apparently because there is a "è" in the directory

What steps will reproduce the problem?

run the webapp use "Add another directory" then Remote Server add host name, user name password and directory as "Bibliothèque calibre" (to a repository that already exists)

the remote is added as metadata only and the assistant will try to upload every file to it every time it is restarted.

if a symlink is created named "calibre library", and is used instead, there is no problem.

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

it is git-annex version: 5.20150916-1 on debian/sid

Please provide any additional information below.

the log is full of:

# 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
ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-toubib.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.20calibre: Name or service not known
ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-volesprit.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.20calibre: Name or service not known
ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-toubib.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.20calibre: Name or service not known
ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-volesprit.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.20calibre: Name or service not known
ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-toubib.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.20calibre: Name or service not known
sssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-toubib.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.20calibre: Name or service not known
ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-volesprit.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.20calibre: Name or service not known
ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-toubib.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.20calibre: Name or service not known
ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-volesprit.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.20calibre: Name or service not known
ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-toubib.lot-of-stuff.info-moi_22_biblioth%c3%a8que.2ssh: Could not resolve hostname git-annex-volesprit.lot-of-stuff.info-m


# 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)

Adding remote that use only ascii letter work realy well with the webapp.