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mint-dropbox is broken - I have the fix!

Postby anderigs on Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:43 am

Hi
I just started messing around with mint-dropbox (like the idea of dumping my nautilus/nautilus-dropbox dependencies).
But there is a bug in mint-dropbox whereby it tries to keep downloading the 64bit version of the dropbox daemon. I took a look into /usr/bin/dropbox script and just found the problem (missing spaces!!!!):
was:
if [ "$ARCH"="x86_64" ] ...
should be:
if [ "$ARCH" = "x86_64" ] ...
Is this enough to register it here or where do I register bugs?
With this simple hack the mint-dropbox seems to be working.
The only things I see missing from the thunar+mint-dropbox combination compared to nautilus+nautilus-dropbox version are:
- right click and the context submenu for dropbox - here I only miss the public link as this was the only one I used
- the little mini-icon to show synchronisation status at file level (the tray icon shows the complete status).
If anybody knows how to get these working (if at all possible) would love to hear from you!
Cheers
andE
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Re: mint-dropbox is broken - I have the fix!

Postby anderigs on Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:20 am

Hi
my questions at the end are answered (but I still wanna know how to register a bug!):
- perfect plugin for Thunar now available at:
http://www.softwarebakery.com/maato/thunar-dropbox.html
This adds all context menus for Dropbox as in nautilus and windoze.
So the only thing missing now is the little tick or syncing sign when a file is being up-/down-loaded.
Cheers,
andE
Check out all dropbox addons at:
http://wiki.dropbox.com/DropboxAddons
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Re: mint-dropbox is broken - I have the fix!

Postby Kendall on Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:11 am

Noted and I'll be updating the package with your fix, pending a bit of internal testing. Thanks.
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Re: mint-dropbox is broken - I have the fix!

Postby mailman1175 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:01 pm

Any progress on this? I've seen your post that said you fixed it, but the install script still has the same errors, it still fails to install, and I can't seem to get the fix above to work properly...
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Re: mint-dropbox is broken - I have the fix!

Postby outdoor_ed on Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:32 am

Hi

Just to confirm I installed the mint version yesterday and the bug is still there. We spotted the error before finding this post, but attach the .diff again just in case.

Cheers

Ed

--- /tmp/dropbox 2010-10-22 23:34:27.873073975 +0100
+++ /usr/bin/dropbox 2010-10-22 23:31:44.571893477 +0100
@@ -7,9 +7,9 @@
(
cd
echo "15"
- if [ "$ARCH"="x86_64" ]; then
+ if [ "$ARCH" = "x86_64" ]; then
wget -O dropbox.tar.gz http://www.getdropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64 ;
- elif [ "$ARCH"="i686" ]; then
+ elif [ "$ARCH" = "i686" ]; then
wget -O dropbox.tar.gz http://www.getdropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86 ;
else
zenity --error --text "Unable to determine architecture."
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Re: mint-dropbox is broken - I have the fix!

Postby rekik on Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:46 am

Thanks anderix for the tips :D
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Re: mint-dropbox is broken - I have the fix!

Postby yerc on Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:28 am

outdoor_ed wrote:Just to confirm I installed the mint version yesterday and the bug is still there. We spotted the error before finding this post, but attach the .diff again just in case.


I installed the mint-dropbox package via Software Manager with no error message.
But dropbox won't run either from the menu or from the command line.

The fix for me was to download "dropbox-lnx.x86-1.2.0.tar.gz" from http://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/.
I then used it to replace ~/.dropbox-dist.

Hope someone would find this helpful. :D
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