[Techtalk] Re: [Grrltalk] really basic debian question

Benjamin A'Lee lists at benalee.co.uk
Thu Mar 16 11:00:54 EST 2006

On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:37:39AM +1100, Mary wrote:
> debian-users is very high volume! Is anyone else able to help Kathleen
> out on techtalk. I can give it a go Kathleen, but you'll need to give me
> a day or two to look up what I'm doing :(

Well, since I didn't intend it to come across as RTFM, I'll give it
another go...

sshfs requires a kernel with the "fuse" module.  You can do it the hard
way, and compile a kernel from scratch, or the easier way, and compile
the module from scratch and have it load when needed (or at boot).  The
easiest way, however, is to use the module-assistant program to build a
.deb package and install it.

Firstly, make sure you've got a deb-src line in your /etc/apt/source.list
(in there by default AFAIK).  Then install module-assistant and anything
required for compiling (everything from here on should be run as root):

$ apt-get install module-assistant build-essential

Then build and install the package:

$ module-assistant auto-install fuse

Then you should be all set:

$ apt-get install sshfs

If the fuse module doesn't load automatically, you may need to do:

$ modprobe fuse

Hope that helps more,


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