SOLVED - Dropbox on Debian Etch

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SOLVED - Dropbox on Debian Etch

Postby mashcaster » 2009-01-05 13:07

Is it possible to install Dropbox on Debian Etch? If yes, any helpful pointers will be appreciated as I find it difficult to compile from source.

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Postby Method X » 2009-01-05 15:32

i just have finished with source compiling on my lenny with gnome desktop enviroment.

1.cd to the sources
2.you shold have these libraries installed:
libnautilus-extension-dev
libnotify-dev
so, in terminal: sudo apt-get install libnautilus-extension-dev libnotify-dev
3. ./configure
make (however, it doesn't work lol)
sudo make install
4. killall nautilus

hope,it will help
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Postby Method X » 2009-01-05 17:06

after compiling you should install it by clicking "start dropbox" in dropbox icon.
it will download a tarball and extract some files to your home directory.

i had some problems with getting it,so i found another way:
after clicking the start in dropbox icon:
"ps -ef|grep dropbox" to see the link to tarball: dropbox-lnx.x86-0.6.416.tar.gz.
download and paste it to home folder
!!!kill dropbox process
and the last:
tar xzf dropbox-lnx.x86-0.6.416.tar.gz
after that start dropbox again.
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Postby mashcaster » 2009-01-06 11:57

I doesn't work, when I try

./configure

it complains about Etch having the wrong version of libnautilus-extension-dev
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Postby Method X » 2009-01-06 12:39

I found the same problem at dropbox forum: http://forums.getdropbox.com/topic.php?id=3641&replies=1#post-25240
Looks like you should upgrade this library, or just upgrade your system.
you can upgrade system in synaptic or through terminal:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade (upgrades your distribution)
sudo apt-get upgrade (upgrades your libraries)

p.s.:
don't forget to add some new repositories.
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Postby mashcaster » 2009-02-06 16:06

I think I'll just wait a few more days for Lenny to become final.
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Re: SOLVED - Dropbox on Debian Etch

Postby mitjak » 2009-11-08 18:22

Sorry to revive an old thread but could anybody suggest how to go about installing Dropbox without root access? The machines at uni have KDE and certainly no root privileges, and I've spent a little while trying to compile the nautilus libraries on my account or otherwise find precompiled binaries but so far no luck.
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Re: SOLVED - Dropbox on Debian Etch

Postby bugsbunny » 2009-11-09 14:54

If you're running KDE the nautilus stuff won't help you in any case. You can run in CLI mode.

https://www.dropbox.com/downloading wrote:What if I don't use Nautilus or X?

You aren't the only one! One of our lovely users created a HOWTO with instructions on how to set that up. Once you have done that you can use our CLI script to view the status of the Dropbox daemon as well as the status of files being synced. There is also a CLI script created by one of our users, Filip L., that you may also like.

Do you have any ideas for an improved CLI interface? Please let us know! Via linux@dropbox.com or our forums.
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Re: SOLVED - Dropbox on Debian Etch

Postby LakesGeek » 2009-11-23 00:54

Hi folks,

Using Debian sid here. I found that the post by Method X did the job mostly, but if configure complains that it's missing docutils then:

apt-get install python-docutils

HTH anyone who is stuck at this point!
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Re: SOLVED - Dropbox on Debian Etch

Postby Nattack » 2009-12-03 23:33

Debian Lenny here, successful install with no gripes during any process using Methodx's install. It did require the python-docutils and the packages listed in methodx's instructions to get running. but ./configure make && make install worked..
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Re: SOLVED - Dropbox on Debian Etch

Postby aicardi » 2009-12-03 23:56

This worked for me on squeeze as well.
Stable/Xfce4/JWM
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