** Changed in: gvfs
Status: Confirmed => Fix Released
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GVFS MTP paths are not stable
Status in gvfs:
Status in gvfs package in Ubuntu:
Every time I unplug my Android phone and reconnect it, its URL
changes. E.g. when it is mounted as mtp://[usb:002,002]/ and I unplug
and recoonect it, it gets a new URL, e.g. mtp://[usb:002,003]/.
This behavior breaks all use cases which depend on a stable path (e.g.
shell scripts, synching via Unison etc.).
Is there any way to implement a behavior similar to removable drives?
They get a consistent mounting path, which is /media/<user>/<name>,
where <name> is either the volume label (if present) or the volume ID.
In GVFS this would require uniquely identifying MTP devices. If there
is something as a volume ID, GUID or any other element that can
uniquely identify a MTP device, this would be the way to go. If MTP
doesn't provide this kind of ID (don't know if it does), then maybe
"fingerprinting" the device (based on characteristics as the USB
vendor & device IDs) may be a valid workaround.
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