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.TH MOUNT.APTFS 1 "March 14, 2008"
mount.aptfs - a FUSE filesystem that displays unpacked sources packages from APT
\fBmount.aptfs \fr\fImountpoint\fR \fR\fI[options]\fR
AptFs is a FUSE-based filesystem that provides a view to unpacked Debian
source packages obtained using \fBapt-get source\fR as regular folders.
Binary packages are modelled as symbolic links pointing to their respective
source package.
AptFs maintains a sliding window of unpacked sources packages - it would not
be very helpful if commands such as:
% find /path/to/aptfs
unpacked the entire APT archive into the temporary directory. To
specify the number of packages to keep unpacked at one time, use
the \fB-o max_unpacked_packages=NUM\fR option.
By default, AptFs does not verify GPG signatures of source packages. This is
because the large number of calls to GnuPG cause deadlocking in both AptFs and
other programs using GnuPG. GPG verification is also slow.
One can re-enable verification using passing \fB-o secure=1\fR when mounting
AptFs and this manual page were written by Chris Lamb <>.
This manual page is (C) 2008 by Chris Lamb and is licensed under the terms of
the GPLv3 or higher.