How To Install Dropbox 2.1.6 on Linux Systems

As you know, Dropbox 2.1.16 is a development release, with a lot of new features, but we don’t know for sure how many of them will reach to the stable verios of Dropbox.

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In this article I will show you how to install Dropbox 2.1.16 from sources, on Linux Systems, so this tutorial works for Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 19, Fedora 18, Fedora 17, Linux Mint 15, Linux Mint 14, Linux Mint 13, OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, OpenSUSE 12.2, OpenSUSE 12.1 and many others.

Because the latest version of Dropbox is not in the PPAs, we will have to install it from sources:

For 32 bit systems, this downloads dropbox in your home directory and extracts the archive:

$ cd ~ && wget -O - https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86-2.1.16.tar.gz | tar xzf -

For 64 bit systems, this downloads dropbox in your home directory and extracts the archive:

$ cd ~ && wget -O - https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.1.16.tar.gz | tar xzf -

Run the dropbox deamon:

$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

Bonus, install Dropbox 2.0.16 stable:

For 32 bit systems:

$ cd ~ && wget -O - "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf -

For 64 bit systems:

$ cd ~ && wget -O - "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -

Run the dropbox daemon:

$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

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One comment on “How To Install Dropbox 2.1.6 on Linux Systems
  1. Kolektor H. says:

    Dropbox 2.0.16 stable for 64bit
    working with np. Installing was very fast..
    thank you

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