Please describe the problem.

On a default, clean install on Windows, annex get over HTTP fails, as neither wget nor curl have all necessary DLLs.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Install git from, and git-annex from
  2. Don't install, or remove if installed, Cygwin.
  3. clone an annex over HTTP
  4. attempt to 'annex get' a file
  5. get dialog box, explaining missing DLLs.

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

Windows 7.

Please provide any additional information below.

Installing Cygwin and adding to path seems to fix issue.