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Error on Linux install: libnautilus-extension missing, but just mis-named?

Error on Linux install: libnautilus-extension missing, but just mis-named?

Brewer
Helpful | Level 5

I get an error when trying to install the Dropbox binary on Pop!_OS 19.10 (similar to Ubuntu 19.10).  The config appears to be looking for 'libnautilus-extension' but that's not in my repository.  Instead 'libnautilus-extension1a' is and it is installed.  I assume dropbox would function well with libnautilus-extension1a but just isn't looking for it.  How can I resolve this problem?

I've seen in some similar posts that 'libatomic' was missing when people had similar problems.  I have that installed, but it's call 'libatomic1'.

 

Configure results are below:

 

checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /usr/bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether make supports nested variables... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables... 
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking whether gcc understands -c and -o together... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking build system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
checking how to print strings... printf
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for fgrep... /usr/bin/grep -F
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking the name lister (/usr/bin/nm -B) interface... BSD nm
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 1572864
checking how to convert x86_64-pc-linux-gnu file names to x86_64-pc-linux-gnu format... func_convert_file_noop
checking how to convert x86_64-pc-linux-gnu file names to toolchain format... func_convert_file_noop
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for objdump... objdump
checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for dlltool... no
checking how to associate runtime and link libraries... printf %s\n
checking for ar... ar
checking for archiver @FILE support... @
checking for strip... strip
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for sysroot... no
checking for a working dd... /usr/bin/dd
checking how to truncate binary pipes... /usr/bin/dd bs=4096 count=1
checking for mt... mt
checking if mt is a manifest tool... no
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking for objdir... .libs
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC -DPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes
checking if gcc static flag -static works... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... yes
checking for pkg-config... yes
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for NAUTILUS... no
configure: error: Package requirements (libnautilus-extension >= 2.16.0) were not met:

No package 'libnautilus-extension' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables NAUTILUS_CFLAGS
and NAUTILUS_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

 

 

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Re: Error on Linux install: libnautilus-extension missing, but just mis-named?

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hey @Brewer, I hope you're well today!

 

Can you try installing the desktop app via the command line instead to see if that does the trick?

 

When you visit this page, you should see the steps for installing via the command line there.

 

Let me know if this helps!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Error on Linux install: libnautilus-extension missing, but just mis-named?

Brewer
Helpful | Level 5

Thanks Daphne,

I have been installing with command line, instructions here: https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/linux-commands

I think that's what you are suggesting.  And that process led me to the problem I reported.

 

However, I have been able to successfully install dropbox a different way, using the Pop!_OS repository (Pop!_shop) and the Dropbox install provided there.  I had tried that earlier but it didn't work initially and seemed outdated.  Anyhow, after making sure to remove/uninstall any remnant dropbox install, reboot the computer, and then install the Dropbox from this repository it is working well.

Thanks for your response and suggestion nonetheless.

Re: Error on Linux install: libnautilus-extension missing, but just mis-named?

Daphne
Dropboxer

Thanks for getting back to me here @Brewer!

 

I'm very glad to hear that you successfully installed the desktop app and appreciate the time that you took to let us know how too.

 

I'm sure that this info will be very useful to others who might be having the same issue that you did. :grin:

 

If there's anything else that I can help with, please feel free to give me a nudge here.

 

Have a great week ahead!


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