Please describe the problem.

After month of flawless operations, a gcrypted special (rsync) remote has suddenly stopped working. Below is what since happens on every git annex sync.

gcrypt: Repository not found: ssh://
gcrypt: ..but repository ID is set. Aborting.

At the file system level, the remote appears to be intact.

foo@bar:~$ ssh ls -lah annex/files/
total 175
drwxr-xr-x    8 XXXX  XXXX    11B Sep  8 17:23 .
drwxr-xr-x    3 XXXX  XXXX     3B Mar 25 11:42 ..
-rw-r--r--    1 XXXX  XXXX    23B Mar 22 18:25 HEAD
drwxr-xr-x    3 XXXX  XXXX     3B Mar 22 18:26 annex
drwxr-xr-x    2 XXXX  XXXX     2B Mar 22 18:25 branches
-rw-r--r--    1 XXXX  XXXX   143B Mar 30 10:12 config
-rw-r--r--    1 XXXX  XXXX    73B Mar 22 18:25 description
drwxr-xr-x    2 XXXX  XXXX    12B Mar 22 18:25 hooks
drwxr-xr-x    2 XXXX  XXXX     3B Mar 22 18:25 info
drwxr-xr-x  255 XXXX  XXXX   255B Sep  8 04:56 objects
drwxr-xr-x    4 XXXX  XXXX     4B Mar 22 18:25 refs

What steps will reproduce the problem?


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

  • git-annex-standalone 6.20180807+git230-gaa291acfe-1~ndall+1 amd64 (Neurodebian)
  • Ubuntu 18.04

Please provide any additional information below.

# If you can, paste a complete transcript of the problem occurring here.
# If the problem is with the git-annex assistant, paste in .git/annex/daemon.log

# End of transcript or log.

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)

I am a vocal advocate of git-annex. :-)