When I use nofail in fstab with mp3fs (which is a filesystem that mounts flac and others as mp3 on-the-fly), I get the error

fuse: unknown option 'nofail'

My fstab:

mp3fs#/mnt/mybook /mnt/mp3fs fuse nofail,noauto,allow_other,ro,bitrate=192,x-systemd.requires-mounts-for=/mnt/mybook 0 0

I was under the (false) impression that this already worked in Buster. Am I mistaken or did I lose the ability to use nofail by upgrading from 32bit Debian Buster to 64bit Bullseye (on a Raspberry Pi)?

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I read about this issue here: https://github.com/libfuse/libfuse/issues/691

So there seems to be libfuse 2.9.9 in Debian Bullseye: https://packages.debian.org/bullseye/fuse

The entry for Buster looks similar, except there is an extra mentioning of fuse3: https://packages.debian.org/buster/fuse

So I apt install fuse3 and the option nofail is recognised properly. No boot hang when the mount does not work!


However I got the message

dpkg: fuse: dependency problems, but removing anyway as you requested:
 ntfs-3g depends on fuse.
 exfat-fuse depends on fuse.

Hopefully, fuse3 will work with them like fuse.

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