I'm running a fresh install of CentOS 7, fully updated, with the epel and
google repositories added to my repo list.
yum info gvfs.x86_64 shows
This package provides gvfsd and the backends, including gvfsd-admin. I
noticed a typo in the man-page for gvfsd while I was trying to trouble
shoot a problem I'm having and thought I should mention that first, in case
it's not fixed in the latest upstream release. I see the following text
in the man-page for gvfsd:
It spawns new backends when requested and keeps track fo their lifecycle,
maintaining a list of active mounts and creates direct connections to
I believe 'keeps track fo their lifecycle' should actually read 'keeps
track of their lifecycle'.
My main problem is when I try to use the gvfsd-admin backend, it fails.
For example, in Nautilus, I hit CTRL-L and type admin:///root and
eventually, it times out. Same with gedit.
I've even tried using gio list admin:///root
I followed the debugging instructions located at:
And every time I try to access a directory or file using the admin-backend
(which I believe gvfsd should be starting automatically), I see the
Refusing to render service to dead parents.
I've reached out to the CentOS 7 forum members to see if they could
possibly reproduce the error, but I haven't received a response yet and I'm
not sure how to continue. Would anyone know what I might be doing wrong
As a temporary work-around, I create a Gnome auto-start file that executes
a bash script that executes:
pkexec /usr/libexec/gvfsd-admin --address $DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS
And this allows me to successfully use the backend. dmesg shows:
42094.083046] fuse init (API version 7.22)
[42098.844999] warning: `gvfsd-admin' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy
support in use)
But I don't think gvfsd-admin using 32-bit capabilities is causing my
issue. Any suggestions?
I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask. The mailing list page said:
This list is about development and use of gvfs, a virtual filesystem
implementation for gio.
So to me, because this involves the use of gvfs, and it's backends, I
thought it was the perfect place to get help.
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