Dropbox 2.2.9 Stable Comes With A Few Bug Fixes | How To Install Dropbox 2.2.9 On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you already know, Dropbox is a service that allows users to store their data on the internet, in order to use it later. And it comes with a client, for syncronising the folders from the remote server with ones from the local computer.

The latest stable version available is Dropbox 2.29, which brings a few fixes, to the previous version:

  • Fix an issue where files with Finder Comments would not sync
  • Fix a rare issue involving symlinks with unicode characters
  • Fix a rare issue where spurious folders appear in the advanced Selective Sync settings
  • Fix a rare issue with P2P
  • Other minor fixes

In this article I will show you how to install Dropbox 2.2.9 on Linux Systems. Because these installation steps are generic, you can use the following commands on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux 13 Maya, Fedora 19, Fedora 18, Fedora 17, OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, OpenSUSE 12.2, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squeeze, Knoppix 7.2.0, Knoppix 7.1.0, CentOS 6, Mageia 3, Mageia 2, Deepin 12.12, Crunchbang OS and many others.

The Dropbox client is not available via third party repository, but it can be easily installed on Linux systems from sources. Follow this instructions for a successful installation:

How to install Dropbox 2.2.9 on 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86-2.2.9.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf dropbox-lnx.x86-2.2.9.tar.gz
$ cd .dropbox-dist
$ sudo chmod +x dropboxd
$ ./dropboxd

How to install Dropbox 2.2.9 on 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.2.9.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.2.9.tar.gz
$ cd .dropbox-dist
$ sudo chmod +x dropboxd
$ ./dropboxd

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