Tips January 11, 2007 at 3:17 pm

MacFUSE Installer Packages

Update: MacFUSE are now doing their own installers, and you should definitely all be using those instead of these.

I’ve repackaged MacFUSE as an Apple installer package suitable for deployment.


This package automatically loads the kernel extension for you if the installation volume is the same as the current boot volume.


For those of you unclear on Fuse, it allows you to turn logical data collections into filesystems among other file system functions.. For example you can use this to create an ssh filesystem or perhaps exposing Directory Services as a file system, in addition to other “normal” file system functions like NTFS read/write.

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  • yes, that is a PERFECT example of why this cool stuff. amit mentioned that
    use, just get the new ftpfs. or one of many other ones on the sourceforce
    page. more info when we all get back from macworld and have time to test
    this all out.

    Mat X – Mac VFX SysAdmin

  • umount works fine for me.

  • So if you want NTFS read/write support…

    Grab it from there.

    Change line 19807 in “configure” from “linux*)” to “linux*|darwin*)” and do the
    whole ./configure, make, sudo make install.

    Then unmount your existing NTFS partition using diskutil, and mount it using
    the “mount.ntfs-3g” command that has been installed.

  • MacFUSE 0.1.0b006 packages…
    I’ve renamed the package to MacFUSE.pkg instead of including the full version number in order to prevent a ton of folders in /Library/Receipts.


  • Yes, you need to edit you .bash_profile file and add:

    You will then need to logout of terminal and log back in to make the changes active. You can check the path is correct by typing:

    which pkg-config

    This should return something like:


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