Fuse and s3fs

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Fri Apr 8 14:03:53 UTC 2011

On 08/04/2011 07:29, Joe Auty wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd really like to get the s3fs FUSE file systems to work in FreeBSD,
> but the most recent versions of s3fs (which I'm most interested in
> using) require FUSE 2.8.4 or higher, and the ports collection only
> includes 2.7.4.
> What would take to update the fusefs-libs port? Since this port includes
> patches I'm unsure about whether simply skipping the patches and trying
> to build the newest version will work and/or yield positive results, and
> the current patches do not seem to work with FUSE 2.8.5.
> Any info on the status of this port and how difficult it would be to
> update this? An s3fs port (http://code.google.com/p/s3fs/) would also be
> very cool, and probably low dangling fruit with an up-to-date FUSE port.
> Thanks in advance for any info and help you have regarding this port :)

The newer version of fuse likely requires additions to the kernel 
module, so it is no use to simply update the libs port.

There is a Google Summer of Code project to finish the FUSE kernel 
module and it will hopefully update FUSE to a newer version.

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