I went through the documentation but could not find a clear statement about central repositories (or I did not understand it).

I plan to use a central server to store and sync documents from my local PC and my laptop. I do not trust this server so I want to use gcrypt to only save encrypted information remote. The server provides git and rsync access but does not have git-annex installed. My main source of information is: fully encrypted git repositories with gcrypt. On that page is a hint that you can use a server without git-annex but I am not sure if I really understand the documentation as the centralized git repository tutorial states you need git-annex on the centralized server.

Is there an option to use a centralized git repository without git-annex installed on the central server?

Thank you very much and kind regards, Frank