Ubuntu 20.04, sshfs and fuse3

More of an Ubuntu question rather than rclone, so posting it here.
As the latest rclone seems to require fuse3. I just wondered if anyone could offer any advice.
I use sshfs on my server as well as rclone.

This the version info for my installed sshfs:

sshfs -V
SSHFS version 2.10.0
FUSE library version: 2.9.9
fusermount version: 2.9.9
using FUSE kernel interface version 7.19

If I uninstall fuse and install fuse3, Is it going to mess up my sshfs install?


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hi, this has been dicsussed a number of times in the forum,

if you do not want to update your system, then this a good workaround and has some background info.

so far, no one has reported that issue.

Which version of Ubuntu it is?

Debian moved to sshfs/fuse3 in 2019..with Buster release. and Debian is the slowest distro imaginable.

Are you sure that your Ubuntu is up to date?

I know that sometimes there are no options and old version has to be used.

It's Ubuntu 20.04

I could install fuse3, but when I check this:

apt install --dry-run fuse3
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  fuse3 libfuse3-3
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Inst libfuse3-3 (3.9.0-2 Ubuntu:20.04/focal [amd64])
Remv fuse [2.9.9-3] [mergerfs:amd64 unionfs-fuse:amd64 encfs:amd64 curlftpfs:amd64 sshfs:amd64 ]
Inst fuse3 (3.9.0-2 Ubuntu:20.04/focal [amd64])
Conf libfuse3-3 (3.9.0-2 Ubuntu:20.04/focal [amd64])
Conf fuse3 (3.9.0-2 Ubuntu:20.04/focal [amd64])

I am concerned that it might remove (or mess up) mergerfs and sshfs, both of which I use.

yes you can not have both versions installed via apt

Spin the same linux version in VM and try.

Or even better upgrade Ubuntu to 22.04. It is much more modern.

20.04 is perfectly fine but people keep it for legacy reasons.

Actually as you only install using apt it is rather safe. Install fuse3 - test if all works. If not just install fuse (it will remove fuse3).

And if you try share results - will be helpful for other in similar situation.

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