Git Annex and Tower
November 24, 2015
If you’ve been using annex in your GitLab repositories, and your Tower commits fail with…
git: ‘annex’ is not a git command.
…you’ve likely resorted to making commits from the command line. Your shell is configured to look in a few different places for other binaries, so
git can look around for
git-annex, which probably lives in
/usr/local/bin. Tower is more limited to where it can look around, so you can fix this problem by installing a git binary to
/usr/local/bin and telling Tower to use that one.
I already had Homebrew installed, so it was a matter of
brew install git. I could confirm that
/usr/local/bin/git existed, then select exactly that from Tower’s Git Binary menu in the Git Config pane.
Commits from tower should now work fine, just in time for you to move on from git-annex and set up for git-lfs.