I tried to upgrade dropbox after having received a pop-up message in desktop from dropbox asking me to do it. I followed the instructions on the dropbox official downloading page. Dropbox can now only be accessed trought the command ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd and it seems that my cpu is overused. When I restart my computer, dropbox still asks me to upgrade. I tried again but I had the same results again and adain

I currently use ubuntu 12.04 (64 bits). I tried to upgrade to 14.04, but the upgrading process is eventually blocked on downloading dropbox and nothing happens

  • Try to uninstall everything dropbox-related, then try to upgrade to 14.04. – Ruud Helderman Sep 2 '14 at 16:06

I had the same problem. The upgrades blocked on downloading dropbox. I opened a terminal and killed the dropbox update proces (usr/bin/python /usr/bin/dropbox update). Doing so made the upgrade continue.

I will probably have to upgrade dropbox manually after the kubuntu upgrade has finished.

  • This looks like a fine answer. Could you add on how to kill the dropbox update process? – MadMike Oct 18 '14 at 8:41
  • Rogier's reply was helpful. To kill the process try ps -a | grep nautilus-drop (I think it is called nautilus-dropbo or sth) and then sudo kill -9 <pid> where pid is the process id number. – Wtower Feb 6 '15 at 7:01

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