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Linux Headless Client Stuck "Upgrading Dropbox"

Linux Headless Client Stuck "Upgrading Dropbox"

rnbwpnt
Helpful | Level 6

Debian 10

Dropbox daemon version: 119.4.1772
Dropbox command-line interface version: 2020.03.04

 

dropbox.py status reports "Upgrading Dropbox..." forever.

 

Sync still works.

 

Other headless installs I have report daemon v120.3.4579.

 

Googling on this issue seems to indicate that I need to install stuff like libatomic.

 

The issue is that I do not have, and can not get, root on this box. How can I resolve this stupidity without root? I installed the daemon last night, so apparently nobody bothers to update the download page with the latest version.

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Re: Linux Headless Client Stuck "Upgrading Dropbox"

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

@rnbwpnt wrote:
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Googling on this issue seems to indicate that I need to install stuff like libatomic.

...

Hi @rnbwpnt,

I don't know what exactly you have been "googling", but if the issue was related to libatomic1 (by the way package name ends with 1 at the end) then you will not receive anything else but fault on launch. The only result from the control script in such a situation would represent inability for connection to daemon. So,... that's definitely not the issue for you. 🙂 The same is valid about every other might missing library.

 


@rnbwpnt wrote:

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Dropbox daemon version: 119.4.1772

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Other headless installs I have report daemon v120.3.4579.

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If both machines you are referring to, have linked to the same Dropbox account, seems you have joined in beta program of Dropbox! Are you made this unintentionally or because misunderstanding what are you accepting. To make things clear you are accepted to be Dropbox application tester! Version with second number 3 is beta development one. If you want get out of this, take a look on your account setting and make sure "Early releases" there is turn off. After that, make sure you have the latest stable build on both places (and other, if any). 😉 Just run following:

dropbox stop
rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist
dropbox start -i

If you haven't removed the control script extension, keep it in the above commands too. Your current settings and data won't be affected in any way. If you want to relink applications anew, add to removed folders "~/.dropbox" (i.e. the second command would be "rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist ~/.dropbox"). In such a situation your settings will be lost and fall back to the default. If on some place you want to wipe out everything (i.e. including the local data), just add "~/Dropbox" folder too there.

Hope this gives direction.

Re: Linux Headless Client Stuck "Upgrading Dropbox"

rnbwpnt
Helpful | Level 6

This doesn't address my issue. I'm fine with being in the beta program and I have no particular desire to opt back out.

 

The issue is that dropbox.py status continually indicates "Upgrading Dropbox..."

Re: Linux Headless Client Stuck "Upgrading Dropbox"

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

@rnbwpnt wrote:

This doesn't address my issue. I'm fine with being in the beta program...


🤷 Ok, Stay within beta program; that's your choice.

If you think forcing install to particular version (either stable or beta - downgrade or upgrade) doesn't address your issue,... without comments.

By the way, the message you are observing comes from the daemon, not from the control script, as seems you think! The script behaves like a proxy, nothing more. The only time it actually do something is on find out and install application' distribution, when such is missing. 😉 You can do the same by hands of course. In the same context, why have you installed by hands non beta version formerly? 🧐🤔🤷

Good luck.

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