[arch-general] no write access to gvfs-mount with certain applications

Lev Cohan lev.cohan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 23:49:44 UTC 2015

> Hi,
> I have a strange problem with gvfs mounts with the SMB/CIFS backend.
> Both packages are in the latest version 1.24.1-1.
> The smb shares are mounted with nautilus. The neccessary credentials are
> stored in the gnome-keyring. I can open / read and write files with
> LibreOffice and gedit. There is also no problem when accessing /
> creating files with the terminal and vi.
> But when I try to open a library with calibre the application tells me,
> that the database is read only. The access rights of the library files
> are all rwx and i can create files in the directory with for example
> touch or gedit.
> As fare as i can remember the (write) access with calibre worked before
> the update of the latest gnome version.
> Does anybody has suggestions how to solve this problem?
> Sebastian

Hi Sebastian,

I have the same problem but with encfs stashes. This seems to be a regression.
A downgrade of the two packages 

gvfs (1.24.1-1 -> 1.22.3-2 )
gvfs-smb (1.24.1-1 -> 1.22.3-2)

remedies this problem.

I opened a bug report upstream
and one for arch


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