How To Install Dropbox 2.9.48 On Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 And Ubuntu 12.04

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 2.9.48, which has been recently released.

how to install Dropbox 2.9.48 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

In this article I will show you how to install Dropbox 2.9.48 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

It is not available via any repository or PPA, so we have to download the dropbox client from the official site, extract the archive and run the dropboxd file by hand. Also, it integrates with Unity via the libappindicator1 package.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation of Dropbox 2.9.48.

How to install Dropbox 2.9.48 on 32 bit Ubuntu systems:

$ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1
$ cd ~
$ wget dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86-2.9.48.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf dropbox-lnx.x86-2.9.48.tar.gz
$ cd .dropbox-dist/
$ ./dropboxd

Optional, for an easier usage, create this alias:

alias dropbox=~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

To make this alias persistent, do:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "alias dropbox=~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd" >> ~/.bashrc'
$ source ~/.bashrc

Now, to start the dropbox daemon, type dropbox in your terminal.

How to install Dropbox 2.9.48 on 64 bit Ubuntu systems:

$ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1
$ cd ~
$ wget http://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.9.48.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf dropbox-lnx.x86-2.9.48.tar.gz
$ cd .dropbox-dist/
$ ./dropboxd

Optional, for an easier usage, create this alias:

alias dropbox=~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

To make this alias persistent, do:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "alias dropbox=~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd" >> ~/.bashrc'
$ source ~/.bashrc

Now, to start the dropbox daemon, type dropbox in your terminal.

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