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Dropbox with LMDE 2 Betsy MATE

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:06 am
by filozofio
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!

Re: Dropbox with LMDE 2 Betsy MATE

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:43 am
by groovyjona
Thanks a lot for the tip ! i was looking for it for weeks...
:)