I worried about having 2 competing versions running. Also, the *-git version in the AUR repo looked older (I know, right?). Anyway, I managed to uninstall version 44 from my machine using pamac (wasn’t happening under yay -R) and tried to install gsconnect from source. I ran into some python issues which cleared up when I updated my system.
It looks like my original issue (not receiving SMS notifications on my desktop) lay in my phone. I needed to grant Android permissions to the app to handle my SMS messages. Also, I had to grant access on my phones file system for downloads and mounting.
All fixed up now. I’m running the git code from github because I didn’t get my repo installation working. I hope that this contributes to the body of knowledge. Try not to lose this forum too.
There wouldn’t be. gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect-git provides and conflicts with gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect. You can only have one installed at a time.
Now that’s where you get into competing versions and conflicting files. It’s not wise to install programs without Pamac / Pacman as they can’t be tracked and you will run into these problems. I know you uninstalled the repo package first, I’m just letting you know.
The gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect-git package needed some stuff from base-devel. I installed all of base-devel and by carelessness included AUR. I ended up in SELinux territory. PAM was uninstalled in favour of SELinux-PAM and 2 others that I can’t remember. It was a mess. And after all that, gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect-git installed but I didn’t get it running. I can’t remember if I restarted wayland-gnome by then. That’s how I ended up installing from github and not AUR. Also, it looked like AUR was behind by a few versions.
I think that such popular software such as GSConnect should get more love from this distro.