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apfs-fuse: Let mount find apfs-fuse #84997

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Motivation for this change

On other distros, using fuse.apfs-fuse as mount type should work since mount.fuse will then call apfs-fuse, but on nixos the PATH exposed to mount.fuse is restricted. The symlink makes this work directly, by having mount find mount.fuse.apfs-fuse in its PATH.

In particular, this let's us use fuse.apfs-fuse as fsType when defining mounts in nixos. The
current alternative is to specify: fuse./run/current-system/sw/bin/apfs-fuse
as fsType.

I'm following #14302 for this fix.

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  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
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  • Fits CONTRIBUTING.md.
We add a symlink `mount.fuse.apfs-fuse ~~> apfs-fuse`, so that we can specify
`fuse.apfs-fuse` as `fsType` in `nixos` and have the device mounted. The
current alternative is to specify: `fuse./run/current-system/sw/bin/apfs-fuse`
as `fsType`.

On other distros, using `fuse.apfs-fuse` should work since `mount.fuse`
will just runs `apfs-fuse`, but on nixos the `PATH` of `mount.fuse` is
restricted. The symlink makes it work directly, without having
`mount.fuse` doing the dispatch.
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