Should I see a typechange from git status when using direct mode = false?

I'm using digiKam to manage photos in a git-annex repository. digiKam will only write XMP sidecar files for real files, not symlinks, so I need to unlock every file in order to sync metadata to XMP files.

Is it possible to suppress typechange in some way?


On branch master
Changes not staged for commit:
(use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed)
(use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)

    typechange: photographers/jboxman/2004/06/16/20040616-004528.jpg
    typechange: photographers/jboxman/2004/06/17/20040617-010127.jpg

uuid = 56e0d203-7898-xxxx-xxxx-1b04cec6597c
version = 5
largefiles = largerthan=20kb and not (include=*.xmp or include=*.thor or include=bin/*)
direct = false

git-annex version: 6.20171124
build flags: Assistant Webapp Pairing Testsuite S3(multipartupload)(storageclasses) WebDAV FsEvents TorrentParser MagicMime Feeds Quvi
dependency versions: aws-0.17.1 bloomfilter- cryptonite-0.24 DAV-1.3.1 feed- ghc-8.2.2 http-client- persistent-sqlite- uuid-1.3.13 yesod-1.4.5
key/value backends: SHA256E SHA256 SHA512E SHA512 SHA224E SHA224 SHA384E SHA384 SHA3_256E SHA3_256 SHA3_512E SHA3_512 SHA3_224E SHA3_224 SHA3_384ESHA3_384 SKEIN256E SKEIN256 SKEIN512E SKEIN512 SHA1E SHA1 MD5E MD5 WORM URL
remote types: git gcrypt p2p S3 bup directory rsync web bittorrent webdav tahoe glacier ddar hook external
local repository version: 5
supported repository versions: 3 5 6
upgrade supported from repository versions: 0 1 2 3 4 5
operating system: darwin x86_64