Install Dropbox on Linux Systems: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and others

Dropbox can be easily installed on every Linux Machine. In this short installation guide, I will show you how to install Dropbox on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and from sources. When you can’t find a package for your specific distribution, you do an installation from sources.

Install Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.10/12.14 and Debian 6/5:

1. Get the dropbox*.deb package:

For 64 bit versions:

$ wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_1.4.0_amd64.deb

For 32 bit versions:

$ wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_1.4.0_i386.deb

2. Install the downloaded package:

$ sudo dpkg -i dropbox*

Install Dropbox on Fedora 17/16:

1. Get the dropbox*.rpm package:

For 64 bit versions:

$ wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/fedora/nautilus-dropbox-1.4.0-1.fedora.x86_64.rpm

For 32 bit versions:

$ $ wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/fedora/nautilus-dropbox-1.4.0-1.fedora.i386.rpm

2. Install the downloaded package:

$ sudo rpm -i dropbox*

Install Dropbox from sources, on Linux Mint, Knoppix, openSUSE, Pinguy OS, CentOS, Scientific Linux and any other known distro:

1. Download the *dropbox*.tar.bz2 archive:

$ wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/nautilus-dropbox-1.4.0.tar.bz2

2. Extract the tbz archive:

$ tar xjf ./nautilus-dropbox-1.4.0.tar.bz2

3. Go to the extracted *dropbox* directory:

$ cd ./nautilus-dropbox-1.4.0

4. Configure:

$ sudo su
# ./configure

5. Compile and Install:

# make && make install

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One comment on “Install Dropbox on Linux Systems: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and others
  1. John says:

    I have the following error during configuration:

    No package ‘libnautilus-extension’ found

    Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
    installed software in a non-standard prefix.

    Alternatively, you may set the environment variables NAUTILUS_CFLAGS
    and NAUTILUS_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
    See the pkg-config man page for more details.

    Then no compilation and installation can be done – no makefile.
    My distributive system is CentOS 6, 64 bit.

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