[sf-lug] linux was discussed at noisebridge, wednesday 20120321:18:00 and thereafter

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Mar 22 01:42:12 PDT 2012

Quoting Grant Bowman (grantbow at ubuntu.com):

> Unfortunately the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone won't sync with 10.04
> because Android now uses the MTP protocol
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Transfer_Protocol to copy stuff to
> and from the phone which isn't supported by 10.04.

Grant, why don't you just install libmtp?

You shouldn't have to install an entire betaware operating system just
to get a new userspace package.  Even if there weren't downloadable
debs, which in fact there are
(http://ubuntu.osuosl.org/ubuntu/pool/main/libm/libmtp/), and which I
seriously doubt impose any dependency problems, even if you use the
binary deb.

If there weren't debs:

Download libmtp-1.1.1.tar.gz from
https://sourceforge.net/projects/libmtp/files/libmtp/ to your favourite
scratch directory.  (I use /tmp.)  

tar xvzf libmtp-1.1.1.tar.gz
cd libmtp
./configure   # You'll need to have build-essential and libusb-dev
sudo make install


I assume you know how to get a recent version of Amarok (1.4.2 or
higher) or Gnomad (2.8.3 or higher), or whatever front-end you like.

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