Macfusion broken on OS X 10.7 Lion #16

Uninen opened this Issue Jul 24, 2011 · 8 comments


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Uninen commented Jul 24, 2011

Title says it all: after upgrading to Lion (and upgrading to latest 2.0.4 found here after that) Macfusion doesn't connect to remote hosts anymore.

Here's a snippet from the log:

(SSHServerFS, HomeDev, 24.7.2011 15.35) debug1: Authentication succeeded (publickey).
Authenticated to ([]:22).
debug1: channel 0: new [client-session]
debug1: Requesting
debug1: Entering interactive session.
(SSHServerFS, HomeDev, 24.7.2011 15.35) debug1: Sending environment.
debug1: Sending subsystem: sftp
(SSHServerFS, HomeDev, 24.7.2011 15.35) /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) link error; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
(MFClient, HomeDev, 24.7.2011 15.35) Note status changed for fs <MFClientFS: 0x400497020> (HomeDev) to Failed to Mount
(SSHServerFS, HomeDev, 24.7.2011 15.35) the MacFUSE file system is not available (71)
debug1: client_input_channel_req: channel 0 rtype exit-status reply 0
debug1: channel 0: free: client-session, nchannels 1
debug1: fd 0 clearing O_NONBLOCK
debug1: fd 2 clearing O_NONBLOCK
Transferred: sent 2432, received 2496 bytes, in 0.6 seconds
Bytes per second: sent 4250.9, received 4362.8
debug1: Exit status 0

natevw commented Jul 27, 2011

I was able to get MacFusion (version 2.0.3 even) working on Lion this morning just by installing the Lion-compatible MacFuse plugin build found here: (found via the comments on

The solution @natevw proposed works for me. Thanks for the workaround!

Agreed this works fine on my system, thank you!

raldred commented Sep 7, 2011

Great work, thanks for posting.

Have a look at @osxfuse. It is compatible with MacFUSE file systems and under active development. The version suggested by @natevw is a one-time fix like many unofficial MacFUSE builds.

yumyo commented Feb 14, 2012

OSXFUSE worked for me in Lion. Just be sure to follow the Dan Bishop tip when installing it:
At the “Installation Type” stage, be sure to select MacFUSE Compatibility Layer. It’s unticked by default.

anatol commented Feb 17, 2012

You might want to install fuse4x. It works great on Lion.

The latest version of fuse4x has native support for macfuse applications and macfusion works great with it.

mixn commented Nov 3, 2013

Thank you @natevw! 👍

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