I just read that the maintainer of the fuse library that rclone uses for
rclone mount is dropping support for macOS. I updated the library and it no longer builds on macOS.
This isn't a disaster - rclone has 2 other supported mount libraries!
They both have pros and cons though.
mount2 is relatively new and untested. It is supported on macOS but it isn't supported on FreeBSD so I can't drop the
mount library completely. It would be easy to make this the default mount on rclone.
cmount uses libfuse directly via its C interface. It works well but requires building rclone differently. It may or may not be possible to build rclone such that it runs without having OSXFUSE installed (depending on whether I can statically link libfuse into rclone), so doing this might mean we have two rclone binaries on macOS one with and without OSXFUSE support. I'm pretty sure that
cmount will be very reliable as it is the library we use for windows support.
Either way we need to change the library...
Would any macOS mount users like to help me test the alternatives?