Please describe the problem.

A special remote implementation that needs to look up further config based on the remote name no longer works, because a recent change prevents GETCONFIG name to return the remote name while git annex initremote is driving the special remote implementation.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

It used to work with 7.20191230 and no longer does with 8.20200226, test on Debian and Ubuntu.

Please provide any additional information below.

Originally reported at

Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

There is no day that ends without me being grateful for git-annex ;-)

fixed --Joey