Dropbox install problem for LMDE

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Dropbox install problem for LMDE

Postby magian on Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:23 pm

Hi Guys,

I am re-installing LMDE on my netbook and have noticed that there is no longer a package for dropbox available:


scott@imp ~ $ sudo apt-get install dropbox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package dropbox

Has this been removed and is anybody aware of a work-around?
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Re: Dropbox install problem for LMDE

Postby cecar on Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:51 pm

I managed to install it compiling from source. https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=pac ... &src=index. (Compiling instructions are in the README file included in the tarball)

I used intructions from this site. http://digitalexplorations.wordpress.co ... ebian-sid/

I also needed the following packages, which were not already installed, via the command line following:

sudo aptitude install python-roman python-docutils docutils-writer-odt python-chardet python-pygments docutils-writer-manpage
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Re: Dropbox install problem for LMDE

Postby vincent on Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:54 pm

No need to install from source; it's just that the "dropbox" package is simply unavailable in Debian Testing at the moment. However, there is a package from Sid...
http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/d/dropbox/dropbox_0.8.107-1_i386.deb
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Re: Dropbox install problem for LMDE

Postby danica_talos on Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:54 am

Thanks for your Link! Dropbox works great on my LMDE.
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Re: Dropbox install problem for LMDE

Postby pollanza on Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:36 am

I've a problem with dropbox on LMDE. I've two pc with lmde, in one there is dropbox 0.7 and in the other there is dropbox 0.8. in both version the dropbox emblems don't work in nautilus. Is there a way to see the syncing emblems?
thanks a lot!
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Re: Dropbox install problem for LMDE

Postby danica_talos on Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:50 am

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Re: Dropbox install problem for LMDE

Postby vincent on Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:38 pm

Same here; keep in mind that Debian's Dropbox package doesn't include nautilus integration like Ubuntu/Mint's dropbox packages.
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Re: Dropbox install problem for LMDE

Postby bensoliman on Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:07 am

I've been using the dropbox package from sid provided above
works really well on my LMDE netbook

after the recent mint update, my dropbox is no longer synching
tried reinstalling and it just stays at initializing

is there a workaround for this?
thanks

update:
figured out why it wasn't synching
i was connected to a proxy connection
once i entered it in the dropbox settings
everythings all synched up now :)
Dual Boot LMDE 20110101 / openSUSE 11.4 Gnome
emachines em250 netbook 10.1" N270 1GB 160GB 6 cell
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