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Hi, I try to install Dropbox on Linux. When I clicked on the Dropbox icon or visited www.dropbox.com/download, I got a message:
In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon.
Note: python-gpgme is not installed, we will not be able to verify binary signatures.
What shall I do? How to download the properitary daemon and install python-gpgme?
This morning I booted my laptop running
~ $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: LinuxMint Description: Linux Mint 19 Tara Release: 19 Codename: tara
I was presented with a dropbox message saying that the package python-pgpme was not installed and Dropbox couldn't work without it. Ubuntu dropped python-pgpme in favour of python-pgp some time back and python-pgpme is no longer available in the repositories.
Hi, it's on Ubuntu 18.04 using the official .deb-package dropbox:2015.10.28 .
python-gpgme is obsolete, the successor is python-gpg (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus-dropbox/+bug/1759984)
This box is shown on every start. The daemon IS installed. One can click "cancel" here - dropbox runs just fine.
It would be nice if it was not shown, though...
It does appear that a software architect hasnt coded the latest version of Dropbox correctly. What is the proprietary daemon... surely this should be within the installation if required ( Obtained from the Linux Mint Software Store) and why state you need to have obsolete software???
Please update Dropbox source code to include support for python-gpg. Im not going to ignore a warning box that could compromise any security.
The Windows & Android versions just run without any of this hassle!
I am getting the same popup every time I boot up Mint 17.3. If I click on OK (and check the Don't show this again box,) it hangs the install at about 75%. (This is with Dropbox installed and running just fine!) If I just click the checkbox and dismiss the popup, it just comes back on next bootup. More of a nuisance on bootup that I have to dismiss, so I was wondering if anyone else was seeing this popup.
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