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After using the installation tool from the main dropbox page on Ubuntu 18.04 - LTS (Bionic Beaver), I tried to start it using the dropbox launcher for the app and never started.

Then, I tried to install it for Ubuntu using what is explained in the Ubuntu main page: https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux.

The issue: When I launched the daemon through the terminal using ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd I got the following exception:

File "dropbox/sync_engine/nucleus/thin_client/client.pyc", line 28, in <module>
File "dropbox/foundation/metrics/amp/remote_sink.pyc", line 10, in   <module>
ImportError: libatomic.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
!! dropbox: fatal python exception:
['Traceback (most recent call last):\n', '  File "dropbox/client/main.pyc", line 7919, in main\n',
'  File "dropbox/client/main.pyc", line 7843, in main_startup\n',
'  File "dropbox/client/main.pyc", line 942, in __init__\n', 
'  File "dropbox/sync_engine_boundary/factory.pyc", line 147, in make_default_file_system\n', 
'  File "dropbox/sync_engine_boundary/factory.pyc", line 99, in __init__\n', 
'  File "dropbox/sync_engine_boundary/factory.pyc", line 118, in _initialize_classes\n', 
'  File "dropbox/sync_engine/nucleus/classic_client/sync_engine.pyc", line 276, in <module>\n', 
'  File "dropbox/sync_engine/nucleus/classic_client/thin_adapter/in_proc.pyc", line 98, in <module>\n', 
'  File "dropbox/sync_engine/nucleus/classic_client/wrapped_thin_client.pyc", line 26, in <module>\n', 
'  File "dropbox/sync_engine/nucleus/thin_client/client.pyc", line 28, in <module>\n', 
'  File "dropbox/foundation/metrics/amp/remote_sink.pyc", line 10, in <module>\n', 
'ImportError: libatomic.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory\n'] (error 3)
Aborted (core dumped)

How can I solve this?

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After surfing the web, I found that it's needed to install the library libatomic1 to make it work.

To install the library, you have to execute the following command:

sudo apt install libatomic1

After that, execute back the daemon, and it'll work correctly:

~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

NOTE: This library is installed with Google Chrome, so if you had have the browser installed in your system you wouldn't have seen the issue.

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    Instead of ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd you can just dropbox start – Pablo Bianchi Dec 3 '19 at 19:52

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