Fuse-3.3.0

Introduction to Fuse

FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) is a simple interface for userspace programs to export a virtual filesystem to the Linux kernel. Fuse also aims to provide a secure method for non privileged users to create and mount their own filesystem implementations.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

Fuse Dependencies

Optional

Doxygen-1.8.14 (to rebuild the API documentation)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/fuse

Kernel Configuration

Enable the following options in the kernel configuration and recompile the kernel if necessary:

File systems  --->
  <*/M> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) support [CONFIG_FUSE_FS]

Installation of Fuse

Install Fuse by running the following commands:

sed -i '/^udev/,$ s/^/#/' util/meson.build &&

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&
ninja

The API documentation is included in the package, but if you have Doxygen-1.8.14 installed and wish to rebuild it, issue doxygen doc/Doxyfile.

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install                                             &&

mv -vf   /usr/lib/libfuse3.so.3*     /lib                 &&
ln -sfvn ../../lib/libfuse3.so.3.3.0 /usr/lib/libfuse3.so &&

mv -vf /usr/bin/fusermount3  /bin         &&
mv -vf /usr/sbin/mount.fuse3 /sbin        &&
chmod u+s /bin/fusermount3                &&

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/fuse-3.3.0      &&
install -v -m644    ../doc/{README.NFS,kernel.txt} \
                    /usr/share/doc/fuse-3.3.0      &&
cp -Rv ../doc/html  /usr/share/doc/fuse-3.3.0      

Command Explanations

sed ... util/meson.build: This command disables the installation of a boot script and udev rule that are not needed.

mv ... libfuse3.so.3*; ln ... libfuse3.so: These commands install the libraries in the /lib directory.

Configuring fuse

Config Files

Some options regarding mount policy can be set in the file /etc/fuse.conf. To install the file run the following command as the root user:

cat > /etc/fuse.conf << "EOF"
# Set the maximum number of FUSE mounts allowed to non-root users.
# The default is 1000.
#
#mount_max = 1000

# Allow non-root users to specify the 'allow_other' or 'allow_root'
# mount options.
#
#user_allow_other
EOF

Additional information about the meaning of the configuration options are found in the man page.

Contents

Installed Programs: fusermount3, mount.fuse3
Installed Libraries: libfuse3.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/fuse3 and /usr/share/doc/fuse-3.3.0

Short Descriptions

fusermount3

is a suid root program to mount and unmount Fuse filesystems.

mount.fuse3

is the command mount calls to mount a Fuse filesystem.

libfuse3.so

contains the FUSE API functions.

Last updated on 2018-11-29 18:39:25 -0600