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FS#54811 - [android-file-transfer] Doesn't have necessary dependencies

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Dominik Stachura (DoMiNeLa10) - Friday, 14 July 2017, 20:59 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 05:08 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Anatol Pomozov (anatolik)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


android-file-transfer doesn't come with any dependency to support MTP. It
won't be able to detect any MTP devices until android-udev (or at least just
libmtp is installed.) For some reason, package doesn't have these essential
dependencies listed.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
android-file-transfer 3.1-1

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install android-file-transfer (without installing android-udev)
2. Plug in an Android device over USB and set it to MTP mode
3. Run android-file-transfer
4. An error dialog about no MTP devices detected will show up
This task depends upon

Comment by Paul Clark (pdc) - Sunday, 06 January 2019, 15:25 GMT
aft-mtp-mount mounts my Android phone if libmtp is installed without android-udev. Without libmtp I get an error:

connect failed: no MTP device found

Extracting /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/69-libmtp.rules from /var/cache/pacman/pkg/libmtp-1.1.16-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz without istalling the entire libmtp package enables aft-mtp-mount to mount the phone again. It appears the udev file is necessary for aft-mtp-mount & android-file-transfer to indentify MTP devices.
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Tuesday, 04 April 2023, 06:30 GMT Comment by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Tuesday, 08 August 2023, 19:11 GMT
This is an automated comment as this bug is open for more then 2 years. Please reply if you still experience this bug otherwise this issue will be closed after 1 month.