Fix sshfs with MacFUSE on Mac OS X 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

UPDATE 2011-07-12 Use Fuse4X instead of MacFUSE!!! I wrote a new blog post on the topic: SSHFS on Mac OS X 10.6.8 with Fuse4X.. Thanks Markus for your hint to the Fuse4X project.

update: 2011-06-26: also works on 10.6.8

I experienced the following problem while trying to mount a ssh host using sshfs with MacFUSE:

/Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) link error; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
the MacFUSE file system is not available (71)

If you experience this error with MacFUSE on Mac OS X 10.6.7 too, there is a solution: Just install this macfuse version and it should work again.

After the installation you might continue reading my blog post How to use the sshfs-binaries to mount a remote file system.