I couldn't believe that Dropbox would stop supporting things like RedHat Linux's default configuration so I sought some clarification from Dropbox support. The support rep (Ryan, ticket 8270821) merely kept pasting the official document and didn't answer my question, which was "Is the default RedHat configuration supported? (RHEL7)"
This was the first really disappointing support experience I've had with Dropbox since I signed up back in Aug 2011. I was especially irked that I just paid for the next year of "Pro" a week before the "We're going to stop supporting your enterprise Linux environment" E-mail arrived. I guess that gives me plenty of time to evaluate the Open Source option "OwnCloud." :-(
@sbonds Ask for a refund, and don't delay! They turned down my request for a refund, saying I was outside the "Refund window" but maybe you'll be okay. Don't end up like me - paying Dropbox for 4 months of service that they are not providing.
Cuz I think Dropbox just wouldn't care about this thread (it's been 2 weeks since starting this thread), I've finally decided to switch all my files & projects over to pcloud.
Good luck to all who still stay with a company which doesn't want to provide service to you.
I got an email that the Dropbox Linux client will require glibc2.19 in October.
This is simply abandoning Linux support for business users.
The largest supported commercial release for Linux is Redhat's RHEL, but only RHEL8 supports glibc2.19 and it's not even out until 2019!
Many Linux users are chained to RHEL6 by their applications, in my case IC design.
Although RHEL7 is available now, RHEL6 will be supported by Redhat until Nov 2020 - the whole point of RHEL is stability. Most of my vendors won't even get to RHEL7 until sometime in 2020.
So I, and many users who rely on a supported Linux for work are stuck with glibc2.12 until 2020 and glibc2.17 (RHEL7) until 2024.
Dropbox, it's evident that you are jumping the gun on this requirement by many years.
I'm a paying customer, but I won't be much longer.
Well it's been fun dropbox. Without support for ecryptfs (the default ubuntu encryption scheme AFAICT), I will stop using Dropbox and switch to another solution. I'm not going to reformat my hard drive for a single application.
as i understand this, as of 11/7 i will have to move my dropbox sync folder to an EXT4 formated drive. my question is will the dropbox sync still work on a small partition that is encrypted with LUKS then formatted as EXT4 that is separate from the existing linux installation on my hard drive ? currently my existing home linux filesystem is encrypted as encfs and i don't want to change that until i next upgrade to linux mint 19.
i was able to move the dropbox folder to the new LUKS partition and it seems to be working as of now but come 11/7 i don't know if that will still be true.
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