If I remove nautilus-dropbox xfce4, will it break? [SOLVED]

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If I remove nautilus-dropbox xfce4, will it break? [SOLVED]

Postby tedrogers » 2017-08-27 17:19

I have the thunar plugin already, and it works well.

If I remove nautilus and associated Dropbox elements, will it break Dropbox / thunar?

Thanks.

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Re: Remove nautilus-dropbox...will it break?

Postby Bulkley » 2017-08-27 17:42

The easy way to find out is to rename the elements you refer to and restart your X session. Renaming is reversible. If you tag your username on the end like this
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mv nautilus-dropbox nautilus-dropbox.ted
it will be easy to identify when you go looking for it later.
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Re: If I remove nautilus-dropbox from xfce4...will it break?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-08-27 17:45

As far as I can tell, it shouldn't.

Try a dry run uninstall on the command line first by adding the "-s" argument to see if anything else would be removed, if you are cautious. The truly cautious would backup their system first (like we all should be doing anyway :D ).
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Re: If I remove nautilus-dropbox from xfce4...will it break?

Postby tedrogers » 2017-08-27 18:58

Ahh, I did it the hard way. Curiosity got the better of me, and I uninstalled everything with nautilus in the package name.

The answer is that yes, it breaks Dropbox functionality!

Then I used the Synaptic Package Manager history to reinstall every package piece by piece, starting with the most obvious (to me).

Result >> the bare-bones requirements for Dropbox with Thunar are (assuming Thunar and associated Dropbox-plugin are installed and working):

libnautilus-extension1a
nautilus-dropbox

Ta-da.
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