I've added the respository listed on the dropbox website (deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu
intrepid main and yes, I've confirmed it's there at the bottom of /etc/apt/sources.list), but for the life of me, I can't see DropBox or Nautilus-DropBox or any variation thereof anywhere in MintInstall or MintUpdate or wherever. I've downloaded the deb file and when I double-click it, Package Installer fires up but then says, "Same version is available in a sofware channel" and that "You are recommended to install the software from the channel instead." but I can't figure out what a software channel is.
Once I've added a repository, shouldn't the app(s) behind said repository become available somewhere? I'm pretty sure that's how it worked to get VirtualBox installed: add repository, do refresh and there it was. But that workflow ain't working for DropBox. Also, on that note, I can't seem to find the "Software sources" I thought was available in Mint. Somewhere you put in new sources or have it refresh...I just can't find it anymore. Maybe I'm misremembering what's available in Kubuntu, but I don't think so because I've updated that to KDE 4.2 but other than that, I don't boot to that. Pretty much all Mint. So where is the Software Sources or Resources and what's a software channel, or should I just go ahead and install DropBox from the deb file?
Now that I think about it, the Sources option *must* be in Kubuntu, not Mint. Still, what's a software channel?