After a lot of hassle, I finally managed to install the newest spl-dkms and zfs-dkms on my Raspbian. Sadly I still can neither use the zpool nor the zfs command to list or change any ZFS pools. Is there any additional package I need?

Because on many other distros installing zfs-dkms was enough for zpool and zfs to be available.

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    did you check in /sbin ? and its there in your PATH ? – Kamaraj Mar 29 '17 at 3:39
  • I don't see anything related to zpool or zfs in /sbin... – Akito Mar 29 '17 at 3:54
  • I suggest you follow the guide at: zfsonlinux.org Specifically, if you're using raspbian you will probably want this guide (referenced from above): github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/wiki/Debian – Ed Neville Mar 29 '17 at 6:46
  • Try sudo find / -name 'zpool' to find it. – user121391 Mar 29 '17 at 7:07
  • You can see which files were installed by a specific package using dpkg -L <packagename>, for example dpkg -L zfs-dkms. This can be done as an ordinary user. Note: This does not include any files created separately from or subsequently after the package installation proper. – user Mar 29 '17 at 11:24

Turns out, there were some missing dependencies. So I had to re-install the current spl and zfs version, then manually download two packages from https://packages.debian.org/ :

libnvpair1linux_0.6.5.9-5_armhf.deb and libuutil1linux_0.6.5.9-5_armhf.deb

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