When i start the assistant, it's nicely telling me:

[2015-05-27 20:15:20 UTC] Upgrader: An upgrade of git-annex is available.  (version 5.20150522)

That's really cool, but it's not actually upgrading. I looked around the website to understand how that worked and i found git-annex-upgrade and upgrades but those pages were not really useful, as they talk more about repository upgrades, and not the automated upgrade system. I was expecting upgrades to talk a bit about automated upgrades, or maybe the install page...

i am running 5.20150508-g883d57f, with a standalone image installed by root in /opt. Should that directory be writable by the user running git-annex to solve this?

Thanks! --anarcat