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Offline frapelli

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[EN] dropbox installation
« on: 2012/04/09, 19:06:33 »
I downloaded dropbox (nautilus-dropbox_0.7.1_amd64.deb) from Dropbox site, but when I try to install it, i get error message:

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dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nautilus-dropbox:
 nautilus-dropbox depends on libnautilus-extension1 (>= 2.30); however:
  Package libnautilus-extension1 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing nautilus-dropbox (--install)

"libnautilus-extension1a 3.2.1-3" is installed. What's wrong?


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RE: dropbox installation
« Reply #1 on: 2012/04/09, 19:48:11 »
libnautilus-extension1 != libnautilus-extension1a

Seems, that package is for ubuntu or debian stable.
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RE: dropbox installation
« Reply #2 on: 2012/04/09, 21:13:33 »
nautilus-dropbox is in the non-free repos, you may install that via apt-get, if the repo is enabled.

Offline Lanzi

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RE: dropbox installation
« Reply #3 on: 2012/04/09, 22:13:30 »
I liked the old installation way of Dropbox, now they do it with a script. I didn't even know there are deb now...
If they are Debian, they may be better.
if not try the "old" way:


from: http://wiki.dropbox.com/TipsAndTricks/TextBasedLinuxInstall

Step-by-step version

login as user!

   1. Log in to your Linux server so you obtain a shell prompt, and change to your home directory.


   2. a. Stable 32-bit:

            wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86"  

          * Stable 64-bit:

            wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86_64"  

   3. Sanity check to make sure we're not going to clog our home directory.

      tar -tzf dropbox.tar.gz  

   4. Extract

      tar -xvzf dropbox.tar.gz

   5. Make sure the LANG environment variable is set to something other than NULL, e.g. en_US.iso88591. If it is NULL, you'll get a cryptic error.

      Run dropboxd:


   7. You should see output like this:

      This client is not linked to any account... Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id=7d44a557aa58f285f2da0x67334d02c1 to link this machine.  


      <!> dropboxd will create a ~/Dropbox folder and start synchronizing it after this step! Go to the URL given; you should see a success message at the top of your screen.


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RE: dropbox installation
« Reply #4 on: 2012/04/09, 22:32:50 »
the nautilus-dropbox out of non-free michaaa62 mentioned wokrs fine here, i've used it for more than a year now and there are no problems with it

Offline se7en

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RE: dropbox installation
« Reply #5 on: 2012/04/10, 02:23:42 »
apt-get install nautilus-dropbox is all you need and it works fine.


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RE: dropbox installation
« Reply #6 on: 2012/04/10, 11:03:08 »
yes same here, just do apt-get