Install and Mount a FUSE Filesystem

Download FUSE and sshfs-fuse Source Files

  • FUSE
    1. Locate the download link for the latest stable FUSE tarball from the FUSE download page at SourceForge.net
    2. Enter wget <TARBALL_URL> at the console to copy the tarball to your VPS
    3. Enter tar -xzf <TARBALL_FILENAME> to decompress and unpack the archive
  • sshfs-fuse
    1. Locate the download link for the latest stable sshfs-fuse tarball from the sshfs-fuse download page at SourceForge.net
    2. Enter wget <TARBALL_URL> at the console to copy the tarball to your VPS
    3. Enter tar -xzf <TARBALL_FILENAME> to decompress and unpack the archive

 

Compile FUSE

Note: gcc and make must be installed to complete this step.

  1. Navigate to the directory that contains the extracted FUSE files
  2. Enter ./configure –disable-kernel-module --prefix=/usr to configure FUSE for compilation
  3. Enter make to compile FUSE
  4.  If the compilation completes successfully, enter make install to complete the installation of FUSE

 

Compile sshfs-fuse

  1. Install the following programs using the package management system for your distribution:
    • glib2
    • glib2 (developer's package)
    • pkg-config
  2. Navigate to the directory that contains the extracted sshfs-fuse files
  3. Enter ./configure --prefix=/usr to configure sshfs-fuse for compilation
  4. Enter make to compile sshfs-fuse
  5. If the compilation completes successfully, enter install to complete the installation of sshfs-fuse

 

Mount a FUSE Filesystem

Enter sshfs [email protected]:/directory /mountpoint to use FUSE to mount a directory on a remote server as a directory on your VPS.

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