Install DropBox on Ubuntu


Migrating to Linux Ubuntu from Windows 10 is much easier then it was few years back. One of the application I have been using on Windows was DropBox. Below you can find a quick and easy tutorial how to install Dropbox client on Linux Ubuntu 18.04

  • Download package from Dropbox website.
  • Run below command with sudo to install Dropbox package with all dependencies: sudo apt install ./dropbox_package_name.deb ; sudo apt-get -f install .  apt install Command will install DEB package on Ubuntu and apt-get -f install – will install packagedependencies.
$ sudo apt install ./dropbox_2018.11.28_amd64.deb ; sudo apt-get -f install 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 dropbox : Depends: python-gtk2 (>= 2.24) but it is not installed
           Depends: python (>= 2.7) but it is not installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
Please restart all running instances of Nautilus, or you will experience problems. i.e. nautilus --quit
Dropbox installation successfully completed! You can start Dropbox from your applications menu.
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ...

A new graphical window will appear. Follow the configuration wizard to link your computer with Dropbox account. Once you finish linking process, you can open the application from the Ubuntu APPS luncher and start using it.

Dropbox on Linux Ubuntu
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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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It didnt work for me… im using ubuntu 20.04 on raspberry pi.

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