Please describe the problem.

Following steps from does not get past the first screen.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  • On a nearly fresh Lubuntu system, nearly fresh account, Lubuntu session, run git-annex from the start menu.
  • Opens firefox, in Create a git-annex repository select my ~/Documents folder, press Make Repository.

  • Expected: a new, different page opens.

  • Observed: the same page opens, only difference the path displayed is /home/mylogin/Documents. Pressing Make Repository again shows the same page again.

I couldn't find any logs at the time. Now I see that they are in .git/annex/daemon.log but content from that time is already gone.

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

A fresh Ubuntu 14.04 (actually Lubuntu but this shouldn't change anything, right ?), create a user, login.

LC_ALL=C apt-cache policy git-annex
  Installed: 5.20140412ubuntu1
  Candidate: 5.20140412ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 5.20140412ubuntu1 0
        500 trusty/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Please provide any additional information below.

# No command line in bug occurrence.  This is the transcript of the workaround I found.
# Actually, the PC was rebooted then I went command line.
cd ~/Documents
git status
fatal: This operation must be run in a work tree
# oh I see it's a bare repo
git annex add .
add (my file names... one line for each) ok
(Recording state in git...)

Now the webapp seems to run okay, I can see many pages, schedule checks, etc.

# If the problem is with the git-annex assistant, paste in .git/annex/daemon.log
-> Ok but log shows only events after I manually dit git annex add.

[2014-06-08 14:28:46 CEST] main: starting assistant version 5.20140412ubuntu1
[2014-06-08 14:28:46 CEST] Cronner: You should enable consistency checking to protect your data.

  dbus failed; falling back to mtab polling (ClientError {clientErrorMessage = "runClient: unable to determine DBUS address", clientErrorFatal = True})
(scanning...) [2014-06-08 14:28:46 CEST] Watcher: Performing startup scan
(started...) [2014-06-08 14:28:47 CEST] Committer: Adding (myfiles)

add (my files...) ok
[2014-06-08 14:32:51 CEST] Committer: Committing changes to git
[2014-06-08 14:34:12 CEST] Committer: Committing changes to git
[2014-06-08 14:34:13 CEST] Committer: Adding (myfiles)
(Recording state in git...)
(Recording state in git...)
(Recording state in git...)
(Recording state in git...)
(Recording state in git...)
add (myfile) ok
add (myfile) [2014-06-08 14:34:13 CEST] Committer: Committing changes to git
[2014-06-08 14:42:48 CEST] Cronner: Consistency check in progress
fsck (myfile) (checksum...)

# End of transcript or log.


cat /etc/xdg/autostart/git-annex.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Git Annex Assistant
Exec=/usr/bin/git-annex assistant --autostart

Should there be a git-annex process whenever I log in even if I don't launch the webapp ? I can check that on next login.

At the moment there is "git-annex webapp" and several child processes.