How to install and run latest s3fs on CentOS 5.5

By angsuman, Gaea News Network
Saturday, November 2, 2013

You can install and run s3fs latest version (tested on 1.73) on CentOS 5.5. Please consider this as on update to the s3fs documentation.

  1. yum remove fuse fuse* fuse-devel
  2. yum install gcc.x86_64 libstdc++-devel.x86_64 gcc-c++.x86_64 curl.x86_64 curlpp.x86_64 curlpp-devel.x86_64 curl-devel.x86_64 libxml2.x86_64 libxml2-devel.x86_64 openssl-devel.x86_64 mailcap.x86_64
  3. cd /usr/local/src
  4. wget “″
  5. tar -xzvf fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz
  6. rm fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz
  7. mv fuse-2.8.4 fuse
  8. cd fuse/
  9. ./configure –prefix=/usr
  10. make
  11. make install
  12. export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib64/pkgconfig/
  13. ldconfig
  14. modprobe fuse
  15. pkg-config –modversion fuse (confirm that 2.8.4 is the version displayed)
  16. cd ../
  17. wget (get URL for latest version)
  18. tar -xzvf s3fs-1.73.tar.gz
  19. rm s3fs-1.73.tar.gz
  20. mv s3fs-1.73 s3fs
  21. cd s3fs
  22. ./configure –prefix=/usr
  23. make
  24. make install

Summary: This updates Fuse to the latest version which allows s3fs (Tool to mount Amazon s3 as a filesystem on Linux) to install on CentOS 5.5.

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