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Install Dropbox

Postby froda » 2019-09-10 16:34

Hi

Does anyone know how to install Dropbox on Debian 10? I had it installed before on Debian 8 (jessie) but I can`t remember how I installed it and don`t find any way to install it again on my new system. Can someone please perhaps help?

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Re: Install Dropbox

Postby kedaha » 2019-09-10 23:08

Hi,
Add non-free to /etc/apt/sources.list
# apt update && apt install nautilus-dropbox
Free software alternatives like Nextcloud, can be used, by the way, but that would be another topic.
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Re: Install Dropbox

Postby NFT5 » 2019-09-11 07:07

I just downloaded the deb file from the Dropbox site. Works perfectly.

Just remember that Dropbox now only allow 3 machines to be synced, so you may need to take your old one off the list before you can add the new one.
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Re: Install Dropbox

Postby froda » 2019-09-11 13:13

Hi kedaha

my sources.list looks like this - where should i add non-free?

#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.1.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190908-01:09]/ buster contrib main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.1.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190908-01:09]/ buster contrib main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib

# buster-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib

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also - do you know why these lines are in my sources.list?

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.1.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190908-01:09]/ buster contrib main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.1.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190908-01:09]/ buster contrib main

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every time i try to install something from synaptics package manager it prompts me to insert the dvd! this is another topic perhaps?

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Re: Install Dropbox

Postby kedaha » 2019-09-11 14:14

Hi froda:
Note that putting a hashtag # before the entry means it gets disabled so to stop synaptic prompting to insert the DVD, insert a hash tag # before the second entry. No need to remove the entries. You may as well, while you are about it, disable the deb-src entries, which are for downloading debianized source code; more about that at apt-src. After editing & saving the modified file, you should run apt update in the terminal. No doubt you can also disable the deb cdrom entry and src lines in Synaptic too, if you prefer. The modified file should look like this:

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#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.1.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190908-01:09]/ buster contrib main

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 10.1.0 _Buster_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20190908-01:09]/ buster contrib main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib non-free

# buster-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free

The cdrom entries, if left uncommented, i.e., without the # sign, are for users with limited bandwidth who prefer to install software from the installation media rather than from online sources.
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Re: Install Dropbox

Postby froda » 2019-09-11 20:39

Thank you kedaha. I suspected it was like you're saying.

How do I disable/comment out the deb cdrom entry and src lines in Synaptic?

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Re: Install Dropbox

Postby kedaha » 2019-09-11 21:50

Synaptic Package Manager --> Settings --> Repositories Under enabled column:
Tick to enable
Untick to disable (including cdrom entries)
You can also highlight and edit the entries below.
However....I don't advise installing any non-free software on Debian, but that's another matter. :wink:
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