Please describe the problem.
git uses environment variable GIT_SSH to determine SSH client.
I set it to plink.exe because I extensively use pageant infrastructure and do NOT want to have 2 systems lying around.
Unfortunately git-annex seems to ignore that.
Even worse, it results in unpredicted behavior because the git part works (e.g. clone) whereas annex/rsync does not resulting in half-ok repositories without meaningful error messages.
It only becomes evident when ssh.exe in the git repository is deleted.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Set %GIT_SSH% and remove ssh.exe
You will get
git-annex: ssh: createProcess: does not exist (No such file or directory) failed git-annex: drop: 1 failed
What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?
$ git annex version git-annex version: 5.20140411-gda795e0 build flags: Assistant Webapp Webapp-secure Pairing Testsuite S3 WebDAV DNS Feeds Quvi TDFA CryptoHash key/value backends: SHA256E SHA1E SHA512E SHA224E SHA384E SKEIN256E SKEIN512E SHA256 SHA1 SHA512 SHA224 SHA384 SKEIN256 SKEIN512 WORM URL remote types: git gcrypt S3 bup directory rsync web webdav tahoe glacier hook external local repository version: 5 supported repository version: 5 upgrade supported from repository versions: 2 3 4