Sync Problems using SSH remote in OSX

  • Im trying to work out SSH remotes by trying to sync up repos on my home network, following the walkthrough.
  • I have two machines (mini and mbp ) running OSX Mavericks, with RLogin enabled for all users to enable ssh.
  • I can SSH into the remote machine and see git-annex-shell, which seems to have ok permissions


johns-mbp:annex johnmccallum$ ssh john@johns-mini-5.home 

Last login: Sun Apr 12 07:31:07 2015 from johns-mbp.home

johns-mini-5:~ john$ which git-annex-shell


johns-mini-5:~ john$ ls -l /usr/local/bin/git-annex-shell

-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 john  admin  668 12 Apr 07:03 /usr/local/bin/git-annex-shell


  • Previously on mini I created and populated a repo


494  mkdir annex

495  cd annex

496  git init

497  git annex init

498  cp ~/Pictures/*.png .

499  git annex add .

500  git commit -a -m 'added png'


  • I can git clone this repo to MBP by SSH

``` johns-mbp:~ johnmccallum$ git clone ssh://john@johns-mini-5.home/Users/john/annex ~/annex

Cloning into '/Users/johnmccallum/annex'...

remote: Counting objects: 24, done.

remote: Compressing objects: 100% (19/19), done.

remote: Total 24 (delta 3), reused 0 (delta 0)

Receiving objects: 100% (24/24), done.

Resolving deltas: 100% (3/3), done.

Checking connectivity... done

johns-mbp:~ johnmccallum$ cd annex

johns-mbp:annex johnmccallum$ git annex init 'MBP'

init MBP (merging origin/git-annex into git-annex...)

(recording state in git...)


(recording state in git...)

johns-mbp:annex johnmccallum$ ls -l

total 16

lrwxr-xr-x  1 johnmccallum  staff  196 12 Apr 08:20 CoGe-Snapshot at 2013-03-22 - 11-27-20.png -> .git/annex/objects/gf/Xp/SHA256E-s367697--    fce3f47f218805cd9855ec3fd4203b52e83587148b34c8e706df512783eb7557.png/SHA256E-s367697--fce3f47f218805cd9855ec3fd4203b52e83587148b34c8e706df512783eb7557.png

lrwxr-xr-x  1 johnmccallum  staff  196 12 Apr 08:20 delicious.png -> .git/annex/objects/ZJ/vX/SHA256E-s112714--057d0faa464f8d588c053dae460838d68ea7803d7eaf7330798679e63f92cecb.png/SHA256E-s112714--057d0faa464f8d588c053dae460838d68ea7803d7eaf7330798679e63f92cecb.png


HOWEVER git annex get fails as follows:


johns-mbp:annex johnmccallum$ git annex get delicious.png 

get delicious.png bash: git-annex-shell: command not found

 Remote origin does not have git-annex installed; setting annex-ignore

 This could be a problem with the git-annex installation on the remote. Please make sure that git-annex-shell is available in PATH when you ssh into the remote. Once you have fixed the git-annex installation, run: git config remote.origin.annex-ignore false
(not available) 
 Try making some of these repositories available:
    129620b2-91b1-4541-b7b1-9e5a9d31d5d3 -- john@johns-mini-5.home:~/annex
git-annex: get: 1 failed


This is not the case on the remote host when I SSH in as the same user


johns-mini-5:~ john$ which git-annex-shell



The only thread on this seems to be and Im at a loss to understand it.

Any suggestions would be welcome