Dropbox with LMDE 2 Betsy MATE

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filozofio
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Dropbox with LMDE 2 Betsy MATE

Postby filozofio » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:06 am

I upgraded from LMDE to LMDE 2 Betsy, and almost everything worked fine. But caja-dropbox was not working for me. I could not see the Dropbox icons in the Dropbox directory in Caja (the MATE file manager), and I did not have the Dropbox options when I clicked the right mouse over a file (for example, to share it). I had the same problem with Debian Jessie, which is the base of LMDE 2.

What worked for me was:

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sudo apt-get uninstall caja-dropbox


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sudo apt-get install caja-common python-docutils libcaja-extension-dev


Then I went to this web page: https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja-dropbox

And I downloaded the caja-dropbox-master.zip file.

I unzipped it (can be done just with the right mouse). In the directory where I had unzipped it (for example, ~/Desktop/caja-dropbox-master) i did:

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./autogen.sh

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make

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sudo make install


Then I killed caja to start it again:

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killall caja


I closed Dropbox, and started it again, but now typing:

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caja-dropbox start -i


I also changed the the command in the Start-up Applications (just search them with the Linux Mint Menu). Instead of entering dropbox start -i, now it starts with the command:

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caja-dropbox start -i


I also changed in the same way the menu entry in the Linux Mint Menu (right-click on the Menu panel to do this).

For more certainty, you can leave the session and restart it to see the results.

Good luck!
Last edited by xenopeek on Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
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groovyjona
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Re: Dropbox with LMDE 2 Betsy MATE

Postby groovyjona » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:43 am

Thanks a lot for the tip ! i was looking for it for weeks...
:)


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