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Old 12-07-2016, 06:19 AM   #1
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How would I install this package (on Ubuntu)


Hi
Running Ubuntu MATE.
I'm challenged with trying to find a MTP(Media Transfer Protocol) solution for a USB device(camera).

So I discovered an open source port of MTP called libmtp.

I'd like to install the following
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/yakkety/+source/libmtp

Bit of a linux noob
On Ubuntu, how would I install this?
 
Old 12-07-2016, 06:26 AM   #2
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Are you sure it is not already in the repositories? Have you tried searching your management system?
 
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:59 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by eco_bach View Post
Hi
Running Ubuntu MATE.
I'm challenged with trying to find a MTP(Media Transfer Protocol) solution for a USB device(camera).

So I discovered an open source port of MTP called libmtp.

I'd like to install the following
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/yakkety/+source/libmtp

Bit of a linux noob
On Ubuntu, how would I install this?
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Originally Posted by eco_bach View Post
Running Ubuntu MATE.
Great. Ihaztoaster.
Yakkety (16.10) : libmtp package : Ubuntu
Start with Ubuntu 16.10 for that version. Else, search/use libmtp in your package manager.

terminal>
Code:
sudo lsb_release -dc
output please.

or
https://help.ubuntu.com and search for libmtp and/or mtp
Start there.

Last edited by Habitual; 12-07-2016 at 08:02 AM.
 
Old 12-07-2016, 08:32 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums, eco_bach!

There is absolutely no advantage (and probably some disadvantages!) for an Ubuntu 16.10 user to install libmtp from that launchpad link.

Rather, I recommend that you use Ubuntu's built in "package manager" to install libmtp from the tested and trusted Ubuntu repositories. You can install it with a few mouse clicks (or a simple terminal command).

Many users will prefer the GUI package manager called Ubuntu Software Center. Or you could use the following terminal commands if you prefer:

Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libmtp9
Why do I say there is "no advantage" to installing from launchpad? If you check the link, the latest version offered (at the time of this writing) is 1.1.12-1. However, if you check the Ubuntu 16.10 repository, you'll see that the version offered through official channels is also 1.1.12-1, so there's no advantage or benefit to going outside the regular channels in this case: http://packages.ubuntu.com/yakkety/libmtp9

Last edited by snowday; 12-07-2016 at 08:34 AM.
 
Old 12-08-2016, 10:08 AM   #5
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Thanks! Just to clarify, is the libmtp library even needed to mount MTP devices in Ubuntu 16+?
I read something about MTP support being offered natively in Ubuntu using gvfs?

Last edited by eco_bach; 12-08-2016 at 10:12 AM.
 
  


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