Corrupt git-annex repository

Joey Hess joey at
Fri Oct 28 18:33:15 CEST 2011

Richard Hartmann wrote:
> fatal: ambiguous argument 'git-annex..refs/remotes/origin/git-annex':
> unknown revision or path not in the working tree.

It seems your repository has lost the git-annex branch.

You might try running git fsck to get a better view of the damage,
but it's unlikely to fix anything.

Your best bet is to re-clone the repository from origin, and preserve
the git-annex file contents by moving .git/annex/objects from the broken
repository to the new clone. You can also move .git/config over, to
preserve the annex UUID setting (and any other configs of course). Then
run git annex fsck to make sure its location tracking for that
repository is accurate.

see shy jo
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