Heads up EndeavourOS Developers / Google Drive and Gnome Issue

First timer EndeavourOS user and I thought that I would let ya’ll know that GOOGLE DRIVE in Gnome-acccounts is missing dependencies.

For Google drive to work, you have to install gvfs-google and then sign in, otherwise, you’ll get a error stating that FILES can’t mount the drive.

I think that Endeavour-OS Gnome Desktop should INCLUDE those drivers, or have Gnome automatically download the gvfs-google drivers, in the background as soon as you log into a Google Account.

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Should that not be up to Gnome to put as a default in their desktop? I mean not everyone use’s Google Drive and there for it could be a security risk for those users

It is included in gnome as packaged in Arch.

EnOS has slimmed down what is included a bit:


Welcome to the forum! :smile:

gvfs-google is an optional dependency of gvfs:

$ LC_ALL=C pacman -Si gvfs
Repository      : extra
Name            : gvfs
Version         : 1.50.5-1
Description     : Virtual filesystem implementation for GIO
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             : https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/gvfs
Licenses        : LGPL
Groups          : gnome
Provides        : None
Depends On      : avahi  dconf  fuse3  gcr  gsettings-desktop-schemas  libarchive  libbluray  libcdio-paranoia  libgudev  libsecret  libsoup3  psmisc  udisks2
Optional Deps   : gtk3: Recent files support
                  gvfs-afc: AFC (mobile devices) support
                  gvfs-goa: gnome-online-accounts (e.g. OwnCloud) support
                  gvfs-google: Google Drive support
                  gvfs-gphoto2: gphoto2 (PTP camera/MTP media player) support
                  gvfs-mtp: MTP device support
                  gvfs-nfs: NFS support
                  gvfs-smb: SMB/CIFS (Windows client) support
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : gvfs-obexftp  gvfs-afp
Download Size   : 996.77 KiB
Installed Size  : 5293.44 KiB
Packager        : Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) <heftig@archlinux.org>
Build Date      : Fri Jun 30 17:01:47 2023
Validated By    : MD5 Sum  SHA-256 Sum  Signature
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indeed using online accounts to sync personal files is not what everyone will use by default, it is optional, and special google should not be enabled by default… it is in addition optional to gnome-online-accounts what we do not install by default too.

You can install these if you need in addition to the slim defaults we ship with.


Thanks! :slight_smile:

This is very similar to the “issue” of KDE Plasma not downloading the kdeplasma-addons package for the correct use of plasmoids (including the default widgets that come with the base install).
After reading some input from the EOS team, I have to agree with them. One of the best things and most appealing things about this distro to me, is they make it as lean as possible and let you decide what to put in or not.

I do think however, as a suggestion, we could perhaps make a “pinned community post” with all of us chipping in, each on our respective DEs of use, so any new user could read that and have it all in one place. I don’t think it’s an important matter for them to have a “full guide” on Discovery, but I also think it would be nice to have all these secondary things right here in the forum instead of Reddit or somewhere else. If anyone is interested, I could start the topic. Someone needs to tell me in which section though, as I am not sure.

It’s not something I would ever use due to my privacy concerns; But hey it’s your :enos: to do as you wish.
Yeah, welcome @CWM030 to the forum.

Well, a guide on “elements needed to use [insert here]” would be aimed at people that use them, not people that do not use them :laughing: