I wanted to pull some photographs off my android phone at the weekend, so I plugged it in and nothing happened (well nothing useful anyway). I quickly remembered that you need support for mtpfs…
# apt-get install mtpfs Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package mtpfs #
Not what I expected – turns out that the package name was changed a while ago!
# apt-get install jmtpfs Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: fuse libmagic1 Suggested packages: file The following NEW packages will be installed: fuse jmtpfs libmagic1 0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 359 kB of archives. After this operation, 3,566 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] : : : Setting up libmagic1:amd64 (1:5.22+15-2) ... Setting up fuse (2.9.3-15+deb8u1) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Setting up jmtpfs (0.5-2) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18) ... Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.120) ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64
Problem sorted – remember to unlock the phone otherwise you wont see any files!