this is an old thread but in gnome bug reports it is a recent open issue so it may be of some use to anyone searching for hours for a solution to fix gvfs-fuser issues - which all seem to be tightly related.


Error Msg from meld:

Error copying '/media/root/5FDA03906F33F217/SAVE/rsyncTEST-usb/allusers' to '/run/user/0/gvfs/ftp:host=192.168.0.103/var/ftp/ftpd/images/PersistenceUSBs/rsync-meld/allusers'

[Errno 95] Operation not supported: '/run/user/0/gvfs/ftp:host=192.168.0.103/var/ftp/ftpd/images/PersistenceUSBs/rsync-meld/allusers'.

I encountered the gvfs-fuser issue attempting to use meld/diff/kdiff over ftp.  Seems the problem is between fuser and gvfs.  The problem seems not to occur in 3.15.1 but begins being reported in 3.15.2.(the new python ver?)
Solution is a workaround not a fix - files/directories will copy but error is still displayed.

Salute Christopher for defining the problem and providing the SOLUTION:
https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/77457

All other solutions, related bug reports, and versions of the gvfs-fuser bug are [HERE][1] due to rules on 2+ links from newer members (though it seems logical to want newbies to post supporting links since often newbie questions are vague although problems newbies encounter are common throughout the web...)


  [1]: https://pastebin.com/WnRnWz3G