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Error When Installing Proprietary Daemon on Linux Aarch64

Error When Installing Proprietary Daemon on Linux Aarch64

oaguy1
Explorer | Level 3

Hello! I am installing the latest dropbox client (nautilus-dropbox-2020.03.04) from source on my aarch64 linux computer running Manjaro ARM. I am able to successfully build and launch the client. However, when the client goes to download the latest background daemon, the app crashes. I started the client from the command line and I got the output below:

 

$ dropbox start -i
Starting Dropbox.../usr/bin/dropbox:303: PyGIDeprecationWarning: Since version 3.11, calling threads_init is no longer needed. See: https://wiki.gnome.org/PyGObject/Threading
  GObject.threads_init()
/usr/bin/dropbox:453: PyGTKDeprecationWarning: Stock items are deprecated. Please use: Gtk.Button.new_with_mnemonic(label)
  self.ok = ok = Gtk.Button(stock=Gtk.STOCK_OK)
/usr/bin/dropbox:458: PyGTKDeprecationWarning: Stock items are deprecated. Please use: Gtk.Button.new_with_mnemonic(label)
  cancel = Gtk.Button(stock=Gtk.STOCK_CANCEL)
/usr/bin/dropbox:309: PyGTKDeprecationWarning: The keyword(s) "type, message_format" have been deprecated in favor of "message_type, text" respectively. See: https://wiki.gnome.org/PyGObject/InitializerDeprecations
  error = Gtk.MessageDialog(parent = None,
/usr/bin/dropbox:309: PyGTKDeprecationWarning: The "flags" argument for dialog construction is deprecated. Please use initializer keywords: modal=True and/or destroy_with_parent=True. See: https://wiki.gnome.org/PyGObject/InitializerDeprecations
  error = Gtk.MessageDialog(parent = None,
[xcb] Unknown sequence number while processing reply
[xcb] Most likely this is a multi-threaded client and XInitThreads has not been called
[xcb] Aborting, sorry about that.
python3: xcb_io.c:641: _XReply: Assertion `!xcb_xlib_threads_sequence_lost' failed.
Aborted (core dumped)

 

I haven't personally worked with GTK3 python apps and don't know how to resolve this issue on my own. Can someone please help me?

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Re: Error When Installing Proprietary Daemon on Linux Aarch64

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @oaguy1, thanks for posting on the Community!

 

I'm sorry to hear about this. As the official requirements for the Linux app is either Fedora and Ubuntu, the amount of support we can provide is limited.

 

Can you confirm that aside from the OS, does the Linux installation meet the requirements in this article?

 

Any info you can provide would be helpful.


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Error When Installing Proprietary Daemon on Linux Aarch64

Opvolger
New member | Level 2

I have the same problem on an aarch64 pinebook pro.

Re: Error When Installing Proprietary Daemon on Linux Aarch64

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Opvolger,

I assume you're getting the same output as OP. The output presented there represent a half of the problem (there are 2 issues, in fact). The visible part is fact that Dropbox control script is compatible and tested with Python version up to 3.7 (used above is 3.11 - some conceptions there got change). Other thing (hidden, because of above issue) is fact that currently Dropbox doesn't support any ARM flavors (including aarch64), so even without the initial issue, the daemon will never run. The only supported architectures are intel 32 and 64 bit.

Hope this clarifies matter. Let's hope gonna change.

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