I'm getting fuse errors when trying to install packages with apt-get. I've tried reinstalling it but it didn't help.

This is output when I try to install something:

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up fuse (2.9.3-15+deb8u2) ...
Creating fuse device...
/run/udev or .udevdb or .udev presence implies active udev.  Aborting MAKEDEV invocation.
chmod: cannot access '/dev/fuse': No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing package fuse (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

3 Answers 3


Hey its very simple to fix:

mkdir /dev/fuse
chmod 777 /dev/fuse

apt-get install fuse
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    This solution worked surprisingly well. I don't see why it was downvoted. I had the same problem, and simply by creating the dir with those perms, the fuse install problem went away.
    – Scott
    Jul 28, 2017 at 0:54

This is potentically a duplicate of "E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)" when I try and install OpenVPN. What is this?: a package tried to install fuse (probably as a dependency), however the configuration of the package failed since udev did not create /dev/fuse.

You might check the output of $ service udev status to see whether the service is running and $ modinfo fuse to verify that the kernel module exists.

If you are running inside a VM that shares a kernel with the host, chances are your VM is not allowed to use FUSE.

To get rid of the error, apt-get remove fuse.

Hth, dtk


This worked very well for my Pi Model B+ V1.2 running Raspbian GNU/Linux VERSION=8 (jessie).

  • I only had to do:

    mkdir /dev/fuse
    chmod 777 /dev/fuse

    since my system already had fuse in it's latest version

  • In my case must remove this file, then run apt install --reinstall ntfs-3g
    – EsmaeelE
    Mar 27, 2020 at 0:30

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