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Proprietary daemon and python-gpgme

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi, I try to install Dropbox on Linux. When I clicked on the Dropbox icon or visited www.dropbox.com/download, I got a message:

In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon.

Note: python-gpgme is not installed, we will not be able to verify binary signatures.

What shall I do? How to download the properitary daemon and install python-gpgme?

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Re: Proprietary daemon and python-gpgme

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Hi there, what version of Linux are you using? Are you not able to apt-get that module?

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pgpme not installed

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This morning I booted my laptop running 

~ $ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	LinuxMint
Description:	Linux Mint 19 Tara
Release:	19
Codename:	tara

I was presented with a dropbox message saying that the package python-pgpme was not installed and Dropbox couldn't work without it. Ubuntu dropped python-pgpme in favour of python-pgp some time back and python-pgpme is no longer available in the repositories.

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Re: Proprietary daemon and python-gpgme

Helpful | Level 5

Hi, it's on Ubuntu 18.04 using the official .deb-package dropbox:2015.10.28 .

python-gpgme is obsolete, the successor is python-gpg (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus-dropbox/+bug/1759984)

This box is shown on every start. The daemon IS installed. One can click "cancel" here - dropbox runs just fine.

Screenshot_20181102_092614.png

It would be nice if it was not shown, though...

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Re: Proprietary daemon and python-gpgme

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Does the ‘Don’t show this again’ checkbox not work? If it doesn’t I’ll forward it to our dev team to investigate this further.

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Re: Proprietary daemon and python-gpgme

Helpful | Level 5

"we will not be able to verify binary signatures" - I am not going to mute a warning about that.

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Re: Proprietary daemon and python-gpgme

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

It does appear that a software architect hasnt coded the latest version of Dropbox correctly.  What is the proprietary daemon... surely this should be within the installation if required ( Obtained from the Linux Mint Software Store) and why state you need to have obsolete software??? 

Please update Dropbox source code to include support for python-gpg.  Im not going to ignore a warning box that could compromise any security. 

 

The Windows & Android versions just run without any of this hassle!

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Re: Proprietary daemon and python-gpgme

Explorer | Level 4

I am getting the same popup every time I boot up Mint 17.3.  If I click on OK (and check the Don't show this again box,) it hangs the install at about 75%.  (This is with Dropbox installed and running just fine!)  If I just click the checkbox and dismiss the popup, it just comes back on next bootup.  More of a nuisance on bootup that I have to dismiss, so I was wondering if anyone else was seeing this popup.  

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Helpful | Level 5

Any update here?

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Re: Proprietary daemon and python-gpgme

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I installed   python-gpg and  Dropbox loads up without the warning

sudo apt-get install python-gpg

Dennnis

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