[tahoe-dev] Mount tahoe-lafs with pyfilesystem and Dokan on Windows XP

Shu Lin linshu at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 07:28:22 UTC 2011

Ovcacik and David,

Thanks a lot for the reply! It works after I installed Dokan lib on XP.

I am trying on Windows 7 64 bit next. Will let you know.


On Aug 30, 2011, at 2:55 PM, Vlastimil Ovčáčík wrote:

> Hi,
> I was asked to let you know how mounting tahoe-lafs with pyfilesystem
> + dokan lib worked for me. I have to say it was quite easy to get it
> working, but it would take me a lot more time if google would not find
> me mounting script for pyfilesystem. As of performance it is as fast
> as I would expect, but I am new to tahoe-lafs so its hard to compare.
> Anyway it got me excited and I am looking forward to test tahoe in
> depth and eventually use it for backups. This brings me to a question
> - is there a public grid for backup purposes?
> Hoping google will stumble upon this email I will include how to mount
> tahoe-lafs with pyfilesystem and Dokan on Windows:
> 1) Get and install Dokan lib at http://dokan-dev.net/en/download/#dokan
> 2) Get pyfilesystem at http://code.google.com/p/pyfilesystem/downloads/list
> 3) Install pyfilesystem:
> cmd> python setup.py build
> cmd> python setup.py install
> 4) Verify that pyfilesystem is installed:
> cmd> python
> python>>> import fs
> python>>> fs.__version__
> 5) Mount test/public grid to F:\ letter
> cmd> python
> python>>> from fs.contrib.tahoelafs import TahoeLAFS
> python>>> from fs.expose import dokan
> python>>> fs = TahoeLAFS('URI:DIR2:ctmtx2awdo4xt77x5xxaz6nyxm:n5t546ddvd6xlv4v6se6sjympbdbvo7orwizuzl42urm73sxazqa')
> python>>> mp = dokan.mount(fs, "f", foreground=True)
> ---
> Ovcacik
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