I am investigating how to create special remotes using the library Lykos153 / AnnexRemote. I have copied this file locally, renamed it, set it up as needed, but can not initialise a remote with it.

I get this:

git annex initremote foo type=external externaltype=precomp encryption=none directory=/z/old/1111   
initremote foo 
git-annex: Unexpected parameters: directory
git-annex: initremote: 1 failed

The order of the arguments make no difference. Do I need to somehow register parameters now, that was not required before? Or something else?