Bug#812590: gvfs-backends: NFS mount capability is missing from the package but has landed in sources

Alberto Berti alberto.berti at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 11:59:18 UTC 2016

Package: gvfs-backends
Version: 1.26.2-1+b1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I was looking how to see NFS shares with gvfs and i found this
upstream bug which states that NFS mount capability was added in
1.23.x: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=738967

I have NFS subsystem setup and running correctly from the command line
using 'mount -t nfs ...' commands and the 'showmount' correctly shows
exported directories on the remote server.

But when I tried to mount an NFS share using "gvfs-mount
nfs://<server-ip>/<path>" i receive the following error:

 "Error mounting location: La posizione non è montabile"

which can be translated roughly as "Cannot mount such position"

Where is the problem?

Digging deeper I found the very packages' NEWS.gz file which states:

 "Major changes in 1.23.90
  * ftp: Implement backups for replace
  * Add an nfs backend based on libnfs"

Is it disabled? How can I re-enable it?

Thanks in advance,


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gvfs-backends depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.24.0-2
ii  gvfs                                         1.26.2-1+b1
ii  gvfs-common                                  1.26.2-1
ii  gvfs-daemons                                 1.26.2-1+b1
ii  gvfs-libs                                    1.26.2-1+b1
ii  libarchive13                                 3.1.2-11+b1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.18.0-1
ii  libavahi-client3                             0.6.32~rc+dfsg-1
ii  libavahi-common3                             0.6.32~rc+dfsg-1
ii  libavahi-glib1                               0.6.32~rc+dfsg-1
ii  libc6                                        2.21-6
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.14.6-1
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.6-1
ii  libcdio-cdda1                                0.83-4.2+b1
ii  libcdio-paranoia1                            0.83-4.2+b1
ii  libcdio13                                    0.83-4.2+b1
ii  libexif12                                    0.6.21-2
ii  libgcrypt20                                  1.6.4-4
ii  libgdata22                                   0.17.4-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.32.3-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.46.2-3
ii  libgoa-1.0-0b                                3.18.3-1
ii  libgphoto2-6                                 2.5.9-3
ii  libgphoto2-port12                            2.5.9-3
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.18.6-1
ii  libgudev-1.0-0                               230-2
ii  libimobiledevice6                            1.2.0+dfsg-2
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0                           1.0.4-2
ii  libmtp9                                      1.1.10-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.38.1-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                          1.38.1-1
ii  libplist3                                    1.12-3.1
ii  libsecret-1-0                                0.18.3-1
ii  libsmbclient                                 2:4.3.3+dfsg-1
ii  libsoup2.4-1                                 2.52.2-1
ii  libxml2                                      2.9.3+dfsg1-1
ii  psmisc                                       22.21-2.1+b1

Versions of packages gvfs-backends recommends:
ii  gnome-keyring  3.18.3-1

Versions of packages gvfs-backends suggests:
ii  bluez-obexd   5.36-1
ii  samba-common  2:4.3.3+dfsg-1

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