Is it possible to freeze or peg repositories at a particular version, or to prevent automatic repository version upgrades? Is it possible to "downgrade" a repository?
Please describe the problem.
We have a number of repositories on a shared file server. These repositories are accessed by multiple machines. Some of these repositories appear to have gotten upgraded and are now unusable on machines running older versions of git-annex.
We're getting this message:
user@system:/path/to/repository$ git annex status git-annex: Repository version 5 is not supported. Upgrade git-annex.
The machine experiencing the problem is running Debian Wheezy (Stable).
user@system:/path/to/repository$ git version git version 22.214.171.124 user@system:/path/to/repository$ git annex version git-annex version: 3.20120629 local repository version: 5 default repository version: 3 supported repository versions: 3 upgrade supported from repository versions: 0 1 2
I'm guessing that one of the machines with access to this repository was running a newer version of git-annex, and that the repository was upgraded in the course of some action.
I took this onboard with v6; upgrade to it is currently optional and will only become the default once enough years have passed that it's reasonable to assume most people have git-annex 6.x installed.