Please describe the problem.

git-annex ignores changing of remote location in .git/config

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Change Hostname of previously working remote so that the existing remote will no longer work and produce "ssh: connect to host port 22: Network is unreachable" errors.
  2. Stop all running git-annex processes.
  3. Edit DNS name in corresponding remote .git/config.
  4. Restart git-annex.
  5. Turns out: git-annex still uses the old remote's DNS name.

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

newest one available. 5.20151116-gbe86081

Please provide any additional information below.

See following entry in log, occurring plenty often:

ssh: connect to host port 22: Network is unreachable
rsync: connection unexpec
  rsync failed -- run git annex again to resume file transfer
tedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [Receiver]
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(226) [Receiver=3.1.1]

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)

Trust me I love git-annex. Had dreams of something like git-annex for almost 10 years. I instantly got stuck on git-annex when I have read the first few sentences about it. Since then, things in my life have changed in a quite serious manner.

THANKS for your help!