How to install Dropbox in Ubuntu 8.10

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Dropbox is my favorite online storage solution. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid

1. Add the Dropbox repository for Ubuntu package source file. I use /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file.

deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main

Either manually add the lines above to the /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file or run the commands below to do the same.

root@dingo:~# echo "deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
root@dingo:~# echo "deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
root@dingo:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list

2. Update your packages list. Run “apt-get update“.

root@dingo:~# apt-get update
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Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid Release
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Packages
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Sources
Get:1 http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Packages [622B]
Get:2 http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Sources [537B]
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Fetched 1160B in 59s (20B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

3. Install Dropbox

root@dingo:~# apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

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Setting up nautilus-dropbox (0.5.0-1) …

4. Restart nautilus to start Dropbox. You will see a new Dropbox icon in your system tray. Right click on it and select “start dropbox“. The daemon will download the binaries required and start the registration process.

root@dingo:~# killall nautilus

That’s it. Enjoy this get service.

Buzz me if you need help…

  • I have ubuntu 8.10. How do you restart nautilus?

    • run this command dude “killall nautilus”

  • Barkhat

    When I install the drop box I get “some packages can not be authenticated–nautilus-dropbox. Install anyway?” I go on anyway and get the same message. :Some packages could not be authenticated.

    I then killall and restart but I don’t see icon in the bar. In fact my desktop wallpaper changes back to original when filemanager opens.

    Any advise?

  • Barkhat

    Well, scratch that plea I just made. I got a deb pkg that I was able to install and run without a hitch. Yippee! Glad to have found your page though.

  • Joseph Zitt

    So once I have it installed, how do I get it to start up consistently when I start my Ubuntu system? All the docs and pages that I read seem to assume that it starts up automatically. It doesn’t. I do get the Dropdox icon in my taskbar, but right-clicking it and selecting “Start Dropbox” appears to do nothing at all. Syncing doesn’t happen.

    Clues?

  • dude, you running Gnome? Also you have a dropbox account setup?

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