MacFusion – Snow Leopard Fix

I’ve been playing around with ssh while I configure my Ubuntu Server (more details about that soon) and figured I would get my head out of the terminal for a bit. So I downloaded ExpanDrive again (used it a while back) only to discover that it’s since been upgraded… a paid upgrade… and my old serial no longer applies. I wasn’t enamoured with “mounting” remote servers as hfs volumes enough to pay for this app a second time so I decide to move on to the free alternative; MacFUSE + MacFusion.

The only hiccup I encountered was that MacFusion didn’t seem all that happy about launching an ssh connection under Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. I could connect with no issues in terminal but not in MacFusion. A quick visit to the MacFusion Google Group revealed this temporary solution, which is basically:

  1. quite MacFusion
  2. set up MacFUSE to get betas (under System Preferences)
  3. and remove this file in Terminal:

rm /Applications/

To get the nitty-gritty, please read the full post at Racker Hacker.

[tags]snow leopard,mac osx,terminal,ssh,server,macfuse,macfusion[/tags]