First, I'm using a 2011 version because i'm getting this kind of errors from cabal install (on Fedora 16 and 17):

$ cabal install git-annex --bindir=$HOME/.local/bin
Resolving dependencies...
cabal: cannot configure git-annex-3.20120406. It requires base >=4.5 && <5
For the dependency on base >=4.5 && <5 there are these packages: base-
However none of them are available.
base- was excluded because of the top level dependency base -any

So I installed a 2011 version and it worked.

Now, when I add some files in the git annex repository I get an error:

$ git annex add Photo\ Library/2010/06/28/IMG_4926.JPG
add Photo Library/2010/06/28/IMG_4926.JPG (checksum...)
git-annex: Photo Library/2010/06/28/IMG_4926.JPG: getFileStatus: does not exist (No such file or directory)
git-annex: add: 1 failed

None of the other files in the same directory are a problem. The file content is not a problem either as I can move the file elsewhere and git annex add it w/o any problem. It's this file in this directory that causes the problem.

Something interesting though. If I move the file elsewhere, and git annex add it, there is no problem. Now, if I git mv the file back into its original location, and git annex fix the file, the symbolic link is wrong: instead of pointing to ../../../../.git/annex/objects/somefile it points to ../../../annex/objects/somefile (notice the missing ../.git/ part of the path).

I can fix that by hand, and it works well, but that's very annoying. There are not much files having that bug though.