Orphaning: mtpfs (FUSE filesystem for MTP devices like Android tablets)

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Sep 17 14:35:04 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 02:37:34PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On 17 Sep 2012 16:15, "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I've orphaned this package.  There are various
> > reasons for this:
> >
> > (1) It's buggy: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/bugs/mtpfs
> >
> > (2) Upstream is not responsive.  The weight of developer effort seems
> > to have moved to several alternative projects, and it's probably
> > worthwhile adopting one of these and deprecating mtpfs.
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=841260#c1
> >
> > (3) I don't use it any more.  I just gave up trying to get files off
> > Android tablets.  WTF don't they support USB mass storage like every
> > other thing out there?
> My understanding is that its so both the phone and computer can read/write
> to the filesystem at the same time. It was needed to be able to move apps
> to secondary storages amongst other things.

Right - I knew there was a reason for this.  It's because USB mass
storage exposes the disk as blocks, whereas MTP exposes it as files.
Thanks for setting me right Peter!

Anyway, mtpfs - please someone take it over, fix it, kill it, or
package one of the alternatives.


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