12.04 and above
Despite the weird naming convention, dropbox can be installed though the package
The dependencies this installs are:
sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
[sudo] password for dad:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
libgpgme11 libpth20 python-gpgme
The following NEW packages will be installed
libgpgme11 libpth20 nautilus-dropbox python-gpgme
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 500 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,517 kB of additional disk space will be used.
During the installation and internet connection is required since it downloads the latest dropbox package from dropbox themselves.
Ignore the nautilus references displayed in the terminal (if installed from there).
Don't click the Start Dropbox button more than once and be patient because the installation is silent and can take a few minutes
Then click the option shown:
11.10 and below
By default the deb packages require nautilus as a dependency.
However - you can install dropbox manually without needing to install nautilus and other gnome-dependencies.
wget -O dropbox.tar.gz http://www.dropbox.com/download\?plat=lnx.x86
wget -O dropbox.tar.gz http://www.dropbox.com/download\?plat=lnx.x86_64
now extract and run the drop-box wizard:
tar -zxvf dropbox.tar.gz
wget -nd http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6995/dbmakefakelib.py
wget -nd http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6995/dbreadconfig.py
N.B. ignore any errors that you may see. The important part is that the dropbox wizard is displayed.
Then follow the standard dropbox wizard to create/connect a DropBox account and to create a DropBox folder.
Create an autostart program with the command
sh -c "~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd" to start the dropbox daemon automatically on logon (see linked question and answer below for a how-to)
- Modify xfce startup applications