Please describe the problem.

When running 'git annex fsck --from $i --quiet' when $i is a special remote, git annex will report failure to download as 'failed to download file from remote' without telling me which file it failed to download.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Just running 'git annex fsck --from remote --quiet' on some special remote with connexion problem

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

6.20170101-1+b1 from Debian stretch

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)

git annex is very efficient to sync my usb key, laptops and servers together.