[Techtalk] Success - sshfs installed and working

mgmonza at sdf.lonestar.org mgmonza at sdf.lonestar.org
Tue Mar 28 18:06:49 EST 2006


This is a followup post to report success and say thanks for the help, 
particularly Ben A'lee's message (attached).  The Debian version I'd 
downloaded needed some headers updated, for which problem Debian very 
nicely gave me the instructions, and everything after that worked fine. 
I now have those huge servers on my desktop just as if I were in Windows 
with AFS <g>


>From lists at benalee.co.uk Thu Mar 16 00:03:44 2006
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:00:54 +0000
From: Benjamin A'Lee <lists at benalee.co.uk>
To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
Subject: [Techtalk] Re: [Grrltalk] really basic debian question

>> <<<

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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