[arch-haskell] [haskell-web] Git-Annex Log file ?

Pierre Radermecker pradermecker at yahoo.ca
Fri Apr 19 15:24:31 CEST 2013

Hi Fabio,

No, it is still broken. For information, the log file is on .git/annex/daemon.log

If I download and use http://downloads.kitenet.net/git-annex/linux/current/git-annex-standalone-amd64.tar.gz it works but if I use your package it doesn't.

I believe there is no point keeping it in the [haskell-web] without better integration (and testing)

For information, I have filled a bug report on the git-annex and received this reply:


Basically, there is a mismatched between the curl version used by Arch and the one used by Git-Annex.

I won't go as far as Joey and say that the arch linux version is broken  but it is clear to me that Joey only supports the binaries that comes with his standalone package. As he said:

takes the binary built for the standalone tarball and dumps it into a filesystem without any of its support libraries, and just hopes it works. It's not at all surpising that it continually fails to work. Which is causing bug report noise that takes away from my time working on actual improvements to git-annex.

Is your package as AUR git-annex-bin does essentially doing that ? If so I am not sure it is a good fit for [haskell-web].

To me doing something closer to this AUR package makes much sense : https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/git-annex/

This package works better but has some issues as well (the process is quite fragile IMHO).

At this stage, a part from maintaining a binary version with adhoc links, I am not sure there is a better alternative. There are now 5 versions of git-annex for arch-linux and there are all broken ... I guess this is a sign that sadly enough we need the big binaries option ...


 From: Fabio Riga <rifabio at gmail.com>
To: Pierre Radermecker <pradermecker at yahoo.ca> 
Cc: "arch-haskell at haskell.org" <arch-haskell at haskell.org> 
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:38:33 PM
Subject: Re: [arch-haskell] [haskell-web] Git-Annex Log file ?

Sorry, I have no idea... I'm going to look into AUR pkgbuild to find


2013/4/13 Pierre Radermecker <pradermecker at yahoo.ca>
> Hello,
> I am having weird behavior with git-annex going from the AUR version to the haskell-web repo one (actually going from the 32 bits to the 64 bits one). It might be something that hasn't been  cleaned up correctly.
> Anyway I don't seem to be able to find the log file ... Nothing on /var/log and journalctl doesn't seem to give much more information:
> @nvanillia ~ > journalctl /usr/bin/git-annex
> -- Logs begin at Sat 2013-02-02 15:25:22 CET, end at Sat 2013-04-13 21:50:47 CEST. --
> Any idea ? Thanks
> - Pierre
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