No worries hata_ph, I appreciate the kind effort
According to this thread the problem was solved with the new builds of libimobiledevice 1.1.6,and depends.https://github.com/libimobiledevice/libimobiledevice/issues/48
the 1.1.5 package set you built worked but had the trust no trust loop issue with iOS-7 on the iphone4 and no gtkpod
with the 1.1.6 package set ifuse gave error for libplist so.1 and the rebuild of ifuse gave error no connection
my understanding is that usbmuxd looks for libplist and libimobiledevice looks for both, ifuse uses libimobiledevice to mount device
The pkgs from imobiledevice want to install to /usr/local rather than /usr so I was not sure how to configure and make them.
however this information should point anyone interested in connecting the newer iphones in the right direction.
with ifuse working one can mount the device however this has limited usefullness..my understanding is that shotwell will allow photo extractions and gtkpod, amorak and perhaps other music apps allow transfer of music and video files.
I downgraded as mentioned earlier and had success with ifuse and gtkpod with the iphone3g iOS 4.2.1 I suspect this would also work with older ipods and other devices using 4.2.1
Although the iphone3g iOS 4.2.1 is obsolete in the apple world it is still popular with those who like to jailbreak the units and install cydia. The redsnow works well and the iboot hack that allows install of the iboot loader and dual boots android is interesting.
I played with both but restored the phone and use it as an ipod music player with the utube app and game of solitaire...not very exciting but it is nice to be able to add music via my Vectorlinux laptop
The newer iphone with ios7 can work with itunes on windows or copytrans manager with copytrans drivers installer as alternative if anyone still dualboots xp or 7, I unfortunatly formatted windows for the added drive space.http://www.copytrans.net/download.php