I'm trying to get SugarSync v2.46 running on OS 10.6.8. I also use Homebrew to manage install packages. After I installed SugarSync, I came to discover that it installed osxfuse 2.6.1 on my system, which leads to a slew of warnings as identified by
brew doctor as this installed files to
/usr/local. I figured the best way to get rid of these warnings was to uninstall Fuse, done in the System Preferences pane, and then reinstall using
brew install osxfuse. As per the caveat, I also directly wrote certain bundles to the proper locations via
sudo /bin/cp -RfX /usr/local/opt/osxfuse/Library/Filesystems/osxfusefs.fs /Library/Filesystems/ sudo /bin/cp -RfX /usr/local/opt/osxfuse/Library/Frameworks/OSXFUSE.framework /Library/Frameworks/ sudo chmod +s /Library/Filesystems/osxfusefs.fs/Support/load_osxfusefs
Based on the osxfuse Wiki this has basically achieved a complete install of osxfuse 2.7.1. I only lack the icon in System Preferences. Nevertheless, SugarSync doens't recognize this, and insists on installing its prepackaged Fuse.
I have the bundles in the right locations, and I can load the kernel extension. The libraries are all in the right spots (though they are symlinked to the brew Cellar). I contacted SugarSync for information on how their app checks for a pre-existing version of Fuse but was told to upgrade to their version 3 which I can't do right now.
Have I missed something important that will prevent apps from mounting the kernel extension? Or is this a SugarSync specific problem?