Please describe the problem.

On Windows, I try to "annex get" from a Linux based repository, but it fails with no useful error message.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Create annex (A1) on a Linux system.
  2. clone A1 to another annex (A2) on the same file tree (on a mounted USB drive, for example)
  3. add A2 as a remote to A1.
  4. clone A1 to an annex (A3) on a Windows 7 system.
  5. attempt to "git annex get ."
  6. annex reports that it can find no repositories, and asks to make one available.

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

Windows 7: 4.20140627-g8a36ec5 (from the git-annex download page) Debian Linux: 3.20120629 (from the package manager)

Please provide any additional information below.

I experienced this bug several times with a plain git-annex install, and the only workaround was removing the unix-style remotes from remote repos.

After other hackery to get git-annex working on Windows, I can't currently reproduce the issue.