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It seems s3fs is broken on Snow Leopard ( http://mark.aufflick.com/blog/2007/10/28/leopard-amazon-s3-network-storage )

Does anyone know of a free (and preferably open source) way to mount a bucket so that it can be used from the Finder?

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I created a ticket code.google.com/p/s3fs/issues/detail?id=231 –  charlax Oct 25 '11 at 21:29
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The underlying issue here is that MacFuse, isn't supported under 10.7 and higher.

(From the Macfuse Website): Please Note: This project is no longer being maintained. We cannot currently help with any lion (or any large feline) related bugs or issues.

Now, they do list a user supported forum, which is also not available...

Your only hope, maybe OSXfuse (http://osxfuse.github.com/ ). They support OS X 10.5 to 10.7, and claim to offer a mode that allows the user of Macfuse written plugins to work with recompiling. But I would suggest you check with your S3 filespace plugin author, and check to see if there is an OSXfuse ready version of it.

But keep in mind, that the *fuse packages, have also shown some oddities with Parallels, and VMWare Fusion, for example.

The technology is neat, but since it's not wide spread sometimes issues occur.

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As of now, s3fs builds successfully using macports on 10.7.4

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Transmit supports S3:

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so what? I was asking about mounting volumes. –  GJ. Mar 31 '10 at 17:20
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although this is not free... i would say it is the best/easiest solution i have come across –  mike Jun 25 '11 at 17:55
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