git-annex 8.20200309 released with these changes

  • Fix bug that caused unlocked annexed dotfiles to be added to git by the smudge filter when annex.dotfiles was not set.
  • Upgrade other repos than the current one by running git-annex upgrade inside them, which avoids problems with upgrade code making assumptions that the cwd will be inside the repo being upgraded. In particular, this fixes a problem where upgrading a v7 repo to v8 caused an ugly git error message.
  • Fix upgrade failure when a file has been deleted from the working tree.
  • Fix regression 1 month ago that prevented external special remotes from using GETCONFIG to query values like "name".
  • Improve behavior when a directory git-annex is writing to gets unmounted. Previously it could in some cases re-create the mount point and directory tree, and even write object contents to the wrong disk.
  • Don't ignore --debug when it is followed by -c.
  • whereis: If a remote fails to report on urls where a key is located, display a warning, rather than giving up and not displaying any information.
  • When external special remotes fail but neglect to provide an error message, say what request failed, which is better than displaying an empty error message to the user.
  • git-annex config: Only allow configs be set that are ones git-annex actually supports reading from repo-global config, to avoid confusion.
  • Avoid converting .git file in a worktree or submodule to a symlink when the repository is not a git-annex repository.
  • Linux standalone: Use md5sum to shorten paths in .cache/git-annex/locales
  • Fix build with ghc 8.8 (MonadFail) Thanks, Peter Simons
  • stack.yaml: Updated to lts-14.27.