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Getting iOS 10.x working with Slackware 14.2

Posted 03-10-2017 at 06:54 PM by kingbeowulf

The version of libimobiledevice-1.2.0 released Jan 28, 2015 and shipped with 14.2 stable is too old to support plug and play for newre iDevices. IPhones, etc will generate a mount or access error. For my work iPhone, I usually just want to dump photos and video. There are patches and workarounds - such as using iCloud. Just goes to show that in 2 years much changes in the mobile device space. There has been dead silence on requests for upstream to push a new release. For example:

I noticed on that many of the patches etc had been pushed upstream. So I pulled the git master on Feb 26 2017 and created a tarball named libimobiledevice-20170226.tar.xz and edited the original slackbuild in sources/l/libimobiledevice:
The resulting package works well for my iPhone 6s iOS 10.2.1. In fact now, in Xfce, 2 icons pop up: "<name> iPhone" and "Documents on <name>" with all the app directories (pretty much useless), as seen in attached screen shot.

Files and packages are here: while I upgrade the box for to 14.2.
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