Please describe the problem.

Automatic upgrade fails with error messages like

git-annex: Repository /data/images is at unsupported version 7. Automatic upgrade exception! roebi.jpg: getSymbolicLinkStatus: does not exist (No such file or directory)

This is the second repository where this happens.

The problem occurs when issuing any git-annex command from the command line, like git-annex add, sync etc.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

not clear when this happens. Both, the file and the symlink exist. The file is symlinked from two directories within git-annex.

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

Arch Linux git-annex version: 8.20200226-g8bc393a63 the error first apperard in 8.20200226-5

Please provide any additional information below.

# If you can, paste a complete transcript of the problem occurring here.
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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)

everything worked like a charm until this recent change

fixed --Joey