Please describe the problem.

I get error while attempting to create an adb special remote Problem appears to be with gvfs (mtp) mount point that my phone is getting mounted to.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Attach android phone to computer via USB. (eg Pixel3A, Samsung Galaxy S6 etc.) Phone mounts using gvfs-mtp. (GNOME virt file system) Specifically in my case at the following path:

/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host\=Google_Pixel_3a_94MBYKEOEJS/Internal\ shared\ storage/DCIM

Attempt to create adb special remote as follows:

git annex initremote android type=adb androiddirectory=/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host\=Google_Pixel_3a_94MBYKEOEJS/Internal\ shared\ storage/DCIM encryption=none exporttree=yes importtree=yes

Results in following error message: initremote android git-annex: adb: createProcess: runInteractiveProcess: exec: does not exist (No such file or directory) failed git-annex: initremote: 1 failed

I can successfully 'cd' into the path via xterm and browse the phone's DCIM directory etc as normal so the path itself if fine. I also tried enclosing the dir name in quotes, double quotes etc but that didn't help Also tried by creating a symbolic link to the path name and specifying the link name, but no joy I was hoping that it was the ":" between mtp and host that was the issue)

I have also attempted just to use the directory special remote as well - but I get same error.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

8.20200226 (but I have also seen same issue on earlier ver 7) I upgraded to 8 in hope of rectifying the issue.

Please provide any additional information below.

Running Debian 10.3

Have you had any luck using git-annex before?

Yes, have been using git-annex successfully for several years, but this is my first attempt at using the adb special remote.

Thanks M.