GVFS upgrade?

Asked by manu on 2021-05-27

Hi,

On a Ubuntu 20.04.2 system, I find gvfs being in version 1.28.1:

ii gvfs:amd64 1:1.28.1-2salbabix27xenial amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - GIO module
ii gvfs-backends 1:1.28.1-2salbabix27xenial amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - backends
un gvfs-backends-goa <aucune> <aucune> (aucune description n'est disponible)
ii gvfs-bin 1:1.28.1-2salbabix27xenial amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - binaries
ii gvfs-common 1:1.28.1-2salbabix27xenial all userspace virtual filesystem - common data files
ii gvfs-daemons 1:1.28.1-2salbabix27xenial amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - servers
ii gvfs-fuse 1:1.28.1-2salbabix27xenial amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - fuse server
ii gvfs-libs:amd64 1:1.28.1-2salbabix27xenial amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - private libraries

So it looks it's not been upgraded since xenial. Can't re-install it (refused).

What needs to be done to get a newer version of gvfs on this sytem?

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Daniel Letzeisen (dtl131) said :
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You have an old PPA on your system causing issues. This is why you should use ppa-purge before upgrading to a later version of Ubuntu.
So try using ppa-purge to get things back to normal. Look in /etc/apt/sources.list.d if you forget what command you used to add the PPA:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge <name of ppa>

If that doesn't work, you can try forcing installation of the later version: https://howtotrainyourrobot.com/removing-old-ppa-from-ubuntu-for-stability-and-latest-features/#more-603

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manu (manu.pintor) said :
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Yep, thanks @dtl131, I had nothing in the PPAs avoiding this upgrade, and I just removed gvfs*, copying all the other packages this removal would also remove, and re-installed it, and then the missing packages from the list I had copied.

Now, it works fine, and the system gets the 1.44.1 version for gvfs.