How To Install Dropbox 2.4.0 On The Most Popular 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 version available is Dropbox 2.4.0, which has been released a yesterday. Among others, it comes with a new option called “Move to Dropbox”, enabling the users to select files or folders and easily upload them on the cloud service.

It comes with many improvemets for Windows and Mac OS X, while the Linux version is ignored, as usual. For more information, see the official changelog.

In this article I will show you how to install Dropbox 2.4.0 on the most popular Linux systems. Since the instructions above are generical, they work on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Pear OS, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Arch Linux and many others.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Dropbox 2.4.0 on 32 bit systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget -c https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86-2.4.0.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf dropbox-lnx.x86-2.4.0.tar.gz
$ cd ~/.dropbox-dist
$ sudo chmod +x dropboxd
$ ./dropboxd

How to install Dropbox 2.4.0 on 64 bit systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget -c https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.4.0.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.4.0.tar.gz
$ cd ~/.dropbox-dist
$ sudo chmod +x dropboxd
$ ./dropboxd

This is it. To launch the app, just type: $HOME/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd in a terminal and press Enter.

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2 comments on “How To Install Dropbox 2.4.0 On The Most Popular Linux Systems
  1. Does this also work if you already have Dropbox 2.3 installed?

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