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 synchronizing the folders from the remote server with ones from the local computer. Starting with Dropbox 2.11, the developers have rebuilt the interface in Qt.
The latest version available is Dropbox 3.0.4, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Fixes rare issue that would cause infinite sync for some files.
- Rewrite of the Linux UI
- File identifiers
- New Linux headless setup flow
- Updated splash screens
- New Finder icon overlays
In this article I will show you how to install Dropbox 3.0.4 on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Crunchbang, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux, Manjaro and others.
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 start dropbox by hand.
Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation of Dropbox 2.11.5.
How to install Dropbox 3.0.4 on 32 bit Linux systems:
$ cd ~
$ wget https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86-3.0.4.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf dropbox-lnx.x86-3.0.4.tar.gz
How to install Dropbox 3.0.4 on 64 bit Linux systems:
$ cd ~
$ wget https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.0.4.tar.gz
$ tar -xvf dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.0.4.tar.gz
Optional, to remove dropbox on both 32 bit and 64 bit Linux systems, do:
$ rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd