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.


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.


      osxfuse 2.7.3

    • cr

      same problem – any solutions?

  • Jacek Kosiński


    brew link encfs

    i get :

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

    whats wrong ?

    • Try:
      brew install rlog boost gettext

      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


    • 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…