Bug 1573 - ROSA does not auto mount an iPod. It has to be mounted manually.
: ROSA does not auto mount an iPod. It has to be mounted manually.
Product: Desktop Bugs
Classification: ROSA Desktop
Component: Main Packages
: unspecified
: All Linux
: Normal normal
: 2014 Fresh R4
Assigned To: Group of QA Team
: ROSA Linux Bugs
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Reported: 2013-02-03 10:07 MSK by Zombie Ryushu
Modified: 2015-10-05 23:21 MSD (History)
1 user (show)

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RPM Package: gtkpod
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Description Zombie Ryushu 2013-02-03 10:07:02 MSK
Some of the programs for mounting an iPod were missing but not all of them.
In the current state the only thing gtkpod can do, is sync data to a pre-IOS ipod and the audio must already be in a format that the ipod can read.

Otherwise the audio will not sync, (Although the database will be updated to include it.....that would be a bug in gtkpod.) and obiously a IOS device could not be used. 

To be honest KDE and Gnome *should* detect an IOS device and automount it to a subdirectory in /run for the user. So that gtkpod can use it. Otherwise it must be paired and mounted manually, and to unmount it you have to be root.

 There are some packages missing when gtkpod is installed. (which in turn affects Amarok) Namely, id3v2 lame faad faac vorbis-tools (Needed to convert audio to the ipod's supported formats.) ifuse usbmuxd. (Needed to connect to an IOS device. (Ipod touch, Iphone, Ipad, etc.))

All of the necessary packages are in the repo. They are not installed when gtkpod is, they have to be installed manually. (There is also an issue where when you install imobiledevice it does not install it's deps, ifuse and usbmuxd.)

s for how IOS devices are handled, GNOME and KDE should detect it as a removable device. How exactly this is handled I don't know, but it does work correctly in fedora. (One of the few things it does correctly......) i.e in fedora the process of running usbmuxd / pairing / mounting is done automatically, and it's done without user intervention. The result is the device shows up on the desktop with an Ipod Icon named with the IOS device name. Gtkpod can access it, and the user can unmount it themselves without needing to be root.
Comment 1 Stanislav Fomin 2015-03-06 19:35:13 MSK
Need restesting before releasing Enterprise X2.
Comment 2 Denis Silakov 2015-05-22 15:52:24 MSD
Zombie, is this issue valid for Fresh R5? If no, then we would close the bug, since such kind of things are definitely not going to be backported to Marathon.
Comment 3 Zombie Ryushu 2015-05-22 15:57:17 MSD
Yes it is.
Comment 4 Zombie Ryushu 2015-10-05 23:21:52 MSD
I still have this issue.