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I have been trying to install Dropbox from the software center but I can't find the "install" option, it only shows the "use this source" option. I also tried to install it via terminal and still failed.

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First you have to enable repository and update from ppa.

dropbox is available from main repository for 14.04. so run following command in terminal to enable main & universe repository:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main universe"

The main component contains applications that are free software, can be freely redistributed and are fully supported by the Ubuntu team. & The universe component is a snapshot of the free, open-source, and Linux world.

Then setup key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 5044912E

Then setup repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/ trusty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list' 

Then update and install:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install dropbox

After that you can launch it from dash:

screen

I have tested it and worked for me. Hope it helps.


Note: If your Ubuntu version is not trusty then change "release-name" in sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/ <release-name> main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list' at setting up repository. You can also run $(lsb_release -sc) to find release-name.

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Supposing you are using nautilus as your file manager, open a terminal and write

sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

(or search for that package in the software center) this shpuld then install dropbox automatically

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From Terminal use the following command,

sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

If you have an no Dropbox indicator in the top panel use the following command,

sudo apt-get install libappindicator1

Once installed restart.

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