EncFS under Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite

This method relies on EncFS binaries compiled under Mavericks (old binaries) under OSX 10.10 Yosemite (provided below). Backup your EncFS data prior testing.

Requirements:

Run in terminal:


cd /usr/local/Cellar
curl -O http://imojito.com/subido/encfs-1-7-5_1.zip
unzip encfs-1-7-5_1.zip
chown -R yourusername:admin encfs/
brew link encfs
brew install rlog boost gettext openssl
Now you should be able to run encfs in command line as usual.
Test with
encfs -v
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  • jgte

    $brew doctor
    Your system is ready to brew.

    $encfs -v
    Illegal instruction: 4

    • What’s your cpu?

    • roz

      I have the same issue: Quad-Core Intel Xeon

    • Will Chamberlin

      same problem here.

      Intel Core 2 Duo.

    • beer lover

      same problem here.

      MacBookPro6,2

      osxfuse 2.7.3

    • cr

      same problem – any solutions?

  • Jacek Kosiński

    after:

    brew link encfs

    i get :

    Error: No such keg: /usr/local/Cellar/encfs

    whats wrong ?

    • Try:
      brew install rlog boost gettext

      Then:
      encfs -v

    • Jacek Kosiński

      Much better, thank you

      but …

      when i Try to mount encfs filesystem after entering password i get error:

      Segmentation fault: 11

    • Just updated to a newer compilation. Maybe some cpu arch specific functions are the root of the problem, I’m out of scope here sorry. Hope this time it works:

      brew unlink encfs
      cd /usr/local/Cellar
      rm -rf ./encfs
      curl -O http://imojito.com/subido/encfs-1-7-5_1.zip
      unzip encfs-1-7-5_1.zip
      chown -R YOURusername:admin encfs/
      brew link encfs

  • Debt Slave

    after encfs -v I get:

    dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib

    Referenced from: /usr/local/bin/encfs

    Reason: image not found

    Trace/BPT trap: 5

    Help?

    • Try: brew install openssl
      Then: encfs -v

      Hope it helps

  • beer lover

    Right now encfs seems to work out of the box: brew install encfs!

    Yosemite 10.10.1
    OSXFuse 2.7.3

  • Gilligan Uschold

    I have a mac mini OS X 10.10.2
    on the “brew link encfs” step I get this error:
    Error: No such keg: /usr/local/Cellar/encfs
    It clearly exists:
    659 admin@pluto /usr/local/Celler ls -l *
    drwxrwxr-x 4 richarduschold admin 136 Nov 4 2014 __MACOSX/
    drwxr-xr-x 5 richarduschold admin 170 Nov 4 2014 encfs/
    -rw-r–r– 1 richarduschold admin 251999 Sep 4 20:36 encfs-1-7-5_1.zip

    What gives?

  • Ben Bon

    It works !!. Thanks Dude

  • Ben Bon

    additional command is you need to brew install openssl. If you did not do that the lib of openssl will be missing.
    I did it on my Mac with yosemite 10.10.5.

    • Thank you, just updated the post

  • Ben Bon

    On my Mac (10.10.5), It did not work. Please tell us how did u do it?

  • jno

    had to chown local/include and local/lib to me:admin in order to make “brew link” to work…