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Dropbox won't start if there is a + in the kernel name

Dropbox won't start if there is a + in the kernel name

Joseph S.18
New member | Level 2

Wanted to post this to save someone some potential hassles. If you build your own linux kernel from git sources using the "debian way," you may end up with a "+" in your kernel image name. E.g. 4.4.16+. If this is true, Dropbox won't start correctly. It gets trapped in a loop of downloading the daemon, restarting, failing, downloading the daemon, etc.

Here's what happens:

$ uname -r
4.4.16+
$ dropbox start
Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 49, in <module>
File "dropbox/client/aggregation.py", line 22, in <module>
File "dropbox/sqlite3_helpers.py", line 47, in <module>
File "dropbox/fatal_db_exception.py", line 5, in <module>
File "arch/__init__.py", line 26, in <module>
File "arch/linux/util.py", line 30, in <module>
File "dropbox/fsutil.py", line 38, in <module>
File "dropbox/infinite/__init__.py", line 25, in <module>
File "dropbox/linux/version.py", line 77, in <module>
File "dropbox/linux/version.py", line 73, in _get_version
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '16+'

The workaround for me was to make sure the scripts/setlocalversion script in the kernel build directory returns "" and not "+" since I don't care what setlocalversion is set to.

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Re: Dropbox won't start if there is a + in the kernel name

Jonathan C.23
Dropboxer

Thanks for the report! We're investigating this issue.

Re: Dropbox won't start if there is a + in the kernel name

Rafael P.4
New member | Level 1

Similar issue with "4.4.0.intel.r16.5" as kernel image name:

Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 49, in <module>
  File "dropbox/client/aggregation.py", line 22, in <module>
  File "dropbox/sqlite3_helpers.py", line 47, in <module>
  File "dropbox/fatal_db_exception.py", line 5, in <module>
  File "arch/__init__.py", line 26, in <module>
  File "arch/linux/util.py", line 30, in <module>
  File "dropbox/fsutil.py", line 38, in <module>
  File "dropbox/infinite/__init__.py", line 25, in <module>
  File "dropbox/linux/version.py", line 77, in <module>
  File "dropbox/linux/version.py", line 73, in _get_version
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '0.intel.r16.5'

Re: Dropbox won't start if there is a + in the kernel name

Mark J.19
New member | Level 1

I use Dropbox as part of my workflow on the Mesa driver.  Custom kernels are necessary for testing preproduction hardware.  Hope it gets fixed soon!

Re: Dropbox won't start if there is a + in the kernel name

Alexander M.12
New member | Level 1

Having the same problem.

Hope it gets fixed asap.

Thanks

Re: Dropbox won't start if there is a + in the kernel name

Jack R.3
New member | Level 1

Juste received an email to remind me to update dropbox on my server. Can't execute the latest version :

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 58, in <module>
File "dropbox/client/aggregation.py", line 22, in <module>
File "dropbox/sqlite3_helpers.py", line 48, in <module>
File "dropbox/fatal_db_exception.py", line 5, in <module>
File "arch/__init__.py", line 26, in <module>
File "arch/linux/util.py", line 30, in <module>
File "dropbox/fsutil.py", line 38, in <module>
File "dropbox/infinite/__init__.py", line 26, in <module>
File "dropbox/linux/version.py", line 77, in <module>
File "dropbox/linux/version.py", line 73, in _get_version
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '38.2'

$ uname -r
2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64

 

Hope it will be fixed asap

 

Thanks

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