It is working well in Ubuntu 16.04. After upgrading to 18.04 it refuses to start.
Anyone has any idea ?
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I had the same problem (tried it also with a fresh installation, same thing). It turned out to be a locale issue (apparently, dropbox does not install well with some locales). You can check your locale by running
and find out which locales are available for you by running
I've managed to install dropbox properly after changing my locale to EN_GB.utf8 (was EN_IL beforehand) by running
sudo update-locale LANG=EN_GB.utf8 sudo update-locale LANGUAGE=EN_GB.utf8
I guess that you can change your locale back to what suits you best after the installation.
I opened language support, it asked me to install additional languages. Installed, restarted and it worked :)
You can try the following:
Rename current installation of DropBox in your home folder:
dropbox stop mv ~/.dropbox-dist ~/.dropbox-dist_old mv ~/.dropbox ~/.dropbox_old
nautilus-dropbox package and reconfigure it:
sudo apt-get purge nautilus-dropbox sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox sudo dpkg-reconfigure nautilus-dropbox
Install DropBox daemon in the home folder:
dropbox start -i
I was able to run dropbox into indicator panel on mate ubuntu 18.04 with this command /usr/bin/caja-dropbox export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity && caja-dropbox start -i It followed from guide on removal of double icon from skype
If you're using Mate desktop you should try to uninstall
nautilus-dropbox and install
It worked for me a moment ago.
I had exactly the same problem. It was indeed to do with the locale settings. But I couldn't change it using the terminal (I live in Germany and that was the only option available), so I changed the language preferences using settings from dashboard
then changed the language preference there language preferences from settings
after a restart dropbox installed immediately
Seems a problem related to Python. Change it from "python" to "python2" and config the autostart It worked perfectly to me
sudoedit /usr/bin/dropbox --- #! /usr/bin/python +++ #! /usr/bin/python2 dropbox autostart