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    Dropbox installation fails

    Running Ubuntu 22.04, fully updated

    Trying to install the Dropbox app via terminal, using these instructions on the Dropbox site itself:

    - - - - - - - - - -
    Code:
    cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -
    Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.
    Code:
    ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
    - - - - - - - - - -

    All seem to be going well until this message appears in terminal, and it just stops there. Cursor blinking, never finishing:
    Code:
    (dropbox:15236): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 23:06:30.953: About to Show called on an item wihtout submenus.  We're ignoring it.
    Any suggestions for a fix?
    Last edited by cbiweb; 4 Weeks Ago at 03:26 AM.

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    Re: Dropbox installation fails

    Does anyone know how to get Dropbox installed on Ubuntu?

    Instead of the above method, I tried installing the .deb file in terminal, and got dependency errors.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Dropbox installation fails

    I'm not sure why you are having problems, possibly due to snap firefox.

    And 24.04 is not quite out of beta stage yet.

    Any who mine went well on 24.04 Noble
    Code:
     cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -
    My return went like this:
    Code:
    --2024-04-23 10:07:25--  https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64
    Resolving www.dropbox.com (www.dropbox.com)... 162.125.4.18, 2620:100:6019:18::a27d:412
    Connecting to www.dropbox.com (www.dropbox.com)|162.125.4.18|:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
    Location: https://edge.dropboxstatic.com/dbx-releng/client/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571.tar.gz [following]
    --2024-04-23 10:07:26--  https://edge.dropboxstatic.com/dbx-releng/client/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571.tar.gz
    Resolving edge.dropboxstatic.com (edge.dropboxstatic.com)... 162.125.80.22, 2620:100:6030:22::a27d:5016
    Connecting to edge.dropboxstatic.com (edge.dropboxstatic.com)|162.125.80.22|:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 116465452 (111M) [application/gzip]
    Saving to: ‘STDOUT’
    
    -                   100%[===================>] 111.07M  5.94MB/s    in 20s     
    
    2024-04-23 10:07:47 (5.49 MB/s) - written to stdout [116465452/116465452]
    
    ┌───────────────────>
    │~ 
    └─> ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._openssl.abi3.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._padding.abi3.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/apex._apex.abi3.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/psutil._psutil_linux.cpython-38-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/psutil._psutil_posix.cpython-38-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/google._upb._message.cpython-38-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/tornado.speedups.cpython-38-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/wrapt._wrappers.cpython-38-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/PyQt5.QtCore.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/PyQt5.sip.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/PyQt5.QtGui.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/PyQt5.QtWidgets.so'
    dropbox: load fq extension '/home/me/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-197.4.7571/PyQt5.QtDBus.so'
    And a new tab to signin to dropbox opens fine. See screenshot

    The 64bit .deb has not been built for Noble properly yet.
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    Re: Dropbox installation fails

    Quote Originally Posted by 1fallen View Post
    I'm not sure why you are having problems, possibly due to snap firefox.

    And 24.04 is not quite out of beta stage yet.
    Sorry, I mistyped. I'm using 22.04. Corrected in my original post.

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    Re: Dropbox installation fails

    Thanks for that, but what is your firefox installed as?
    Code:
    apt policy firefox
    I'm not a snap user so mine will look different.
    Code:
     apt policy firefox
    firefox:
      Installed: 125.0.2~build1
      Candidate: 125.0.2~build1
      Version table:
         1:1snap1-0ubuntu5 500
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu noble/main amd64 Packages
     *** 125.0.2~build1 1000
           1000 https://packages.mozilla.org/apt mozilla/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         125.0.1~build1 1000
           1000 https://packages.mozilla.org/apt mozilla/main amd64 Packages
         124.0.2~build1 1000
           1000 https://packages.mozilla.org/apt mozilla/main amd64 Packages
         124.0.1~build1 1000
           1000 https://packages.mozilla.org/apt mozilla/main amd64 Packages
         124.0~build1 1000
           1000 https://packages.mozilla.org/apt mozilla/main amd64 Packages
         123.0.1~build1 1000
           1000 https://packages.mozilla.org/apt mozilla/main amd64 Packages
         123.0~build3 1000
           1000 https://packages.mozilla.org/apt mozilla/main amd64 Packages
         122.0.1~build1 1000
           1000 https://packages.mozilla.org/apt mozilla/main amd64 Packages
         122.0~build2 1000
           1000 https://packages.mozilla.org/apt mozilla/main amd64 Packages
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    Re: Dropbox installation fails

    Quote Originally Posted by 1fallen View Post
    ...what is your firefox installed as?
    Code:
    firefox:
      Installed: 1:1snap1-0ubuntu2
      Candidate: 1:1snap1-0ubuntu2
      Version table:
     *** 1:1snap1-0ubuntu2 500
            500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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