How-to Install Google Drive Ocamlfuse on Debian Linux

April 21st, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Google Drive Ocamlfuse Installation for Debian




Hello Debian User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Google Drive Ocamlfuse on Debian Linux.

The Following Google Drive Ocamlfuse Installation procedure has been Tested on Debian 8-Jessie/9-Stretch/10-Buster…

google-drive-ocamlfuse is a FUSE filesystem backed by Google Drive, written in OCaml. It lets you mount your Google Drive on Linux.

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  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Start Typing ‘term’ on Desktop.
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Google Drive Ocamlfuse for Debian Linux -  Kde5 Open  Terminal
  2. Install the Required Packages

    sudo apt install opam ocaml make \
    fuse camlp4-extra build-essential \
    pkg-config ssh   
    
  3. Add User to fuse Group
    Create fuse group (if not already present):

    sudo groupadd fuse

    Debian has a special user group to allow fuse access
    Log out, and log back in after this to make change effective…
    Then Add the User to the Group:

    sudo adduser [MYUSER] fuse
  4. Set the Permissions

    sudo chown root.fuse /dev/fuse
    sudo chmod 660 /dev/fuse
  5. Install Google Drive Ocamlfuse
    Execute this Commands one by one:
    Accept the proposed tasks…

    opam init
    opam update
    opam install depext
    eval `opam config env`
    opam depext google-drive-ocamlfuse
    opam install google-drive-ocamlfuse
    . /home/*user*/.opam/opam-init/init.sh > \
    /dev/null 2> /dev/null || true
  6. How-to Quick-Start with Google Drive on Debian

    Google Drive Quick-Start for Debian

Thanks to: A. Strada.

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