[SOLVED] Re: gvfs mount locations - configuration?

Da Rock freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Mon Aug 10 04:33:01 UTC 2015

Ok, this was a bit of tricky one.

Apparently there is some confusion over fuse's role in the GIO/GVFS env. 
GIO doesn't need fuse to mount dirrectories as such - fuse handles that 
all on its own.

GIO uses fuse to create a mountpoint that non GIO/GVFS apps can use to 
access a remote location like sshfs, webdav, smb, etc. So when you login 
to a remote location GIO uses dbus to provide access to GVFS aware apps, 
and it also calls gvfsd-fuse (not gvfs-fuse-daemon - another point of 
confusion both on the web and in the man pages) to create a mountpoint 
and allow the other apps to access it over the dbus as well.

Clear as mud? :)

HTH someone else...

On 27/07/2015 20:16, Da Rock wrote:
> Hi guys, just a quickie.
> I'm trying to use the new (for me anyway) features available using 
> gio/gvfs like remote file servers, but not all programs can access 
> them (I'm looking at you, firefox!).
> Apparently I'm looking for the mounts under ~/.gvfs but there is 
> nothing there. My searches mention gvfs-fuse-daemon, but that doesn't 
> appear to be on my system either.
> Not sure where to look - gvfsd seems to be operating correctly, 
> gvfs-tree shows up the mount; ran a find based on the info looked for 
> *.mount to no avail.
> Anyone know the answer to this? Config files somewhere?
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