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Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or di

Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or di

talkingnews
Collaborator | Level 8

Hi there; 

Dropbox has been running fine for years on Ubuntu 16.04 x64. Yes, I know it's time to upgrade, but it's still supported and there's no reason why Dropbox should just stop.

Just did an apt update; apt full-upgrade as normal.

Everything else looked fine, but Dropbox not running. So I tried all the different options, from the official installer, to this https://askubuntu.com/a/251175/ to this https://gist.github.com/digitaltoast/306b2ce0e47faba5f98d85f864c3e241

Nothing works. If it helps, it looks like the file it's complaining about is

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1343, in _execute_child
raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

Anyway....

 

ll /usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 59886 Nov 12 19:40 /usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py
virtualenv --version
16.1.0
python -V
Python 3.5.2

 

One thing that catches my eye is that it's looking for /usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py which exists, but it looks like the current version of python is 3.5.2. Hmmm, I'm sure I don't remember downgrading it.

Anyway, here's what happens when I try and install 

 

 

myhome@tns-rf-dt-jun-16:~$ dropbox status
Dropbox isn't running!
myhome@tns-rf-dt-jun-16:~$ dropbox start
Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1607, in <module>
ret = main(sys.argv)
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1596, in main
result = commands[argv[i]](argv[i+1:])
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1467, in start
if not start_dropbox():
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 794, in start_dropbox
stderr=sys.stderr, stdout=f, close_fds=True)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 711, in __init__
errread, errwrite)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1343, in _execute_child
raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

myhome@tns-rf-dt-jun-16:~$ rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist

myhome@tns-rf-dt-jun-16:~$ dropbox start -i
Starting Dropbox...
Dropbox is the easiest way to share and store your files online. Want to learn more? Head to https://www.dropbox.com/

In order to use Dropbox, you must download the proprietary daemon. [y/n] y
Downloading Dropbox... 100%
Unpacking Dropbox... 100%dropbox: locating interpreter
dropbox: logging to /tmp/dropbox-antifreeze-mwoSzI
dropbox: initializing
dropbox: initializing python 3.5.4
dropbox: setting program path '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/dropbox'
dropbox: setting home path '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95'
dropbox: setting python path '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95:/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/python-packages-35.zip'
dropbox: python initialized
dropbox: running dropbox
dropbox: setting args
dropbox: applying overrides
dropbox: running main script
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._constant_time.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._openssl.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._padding.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/psutil._psutil_linux.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/psutil._psutil_posix.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.fcntl._linuxffi_fcntl.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.sys.compiled._linuxffi_sys.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.pthread._linuxffi_pthread.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/tornado.speedups.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/cpuid.compiled._cpuid.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.resolv.compiled._linuxffi_resolv.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.gnu.compiled._linuxffi_gnu.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/posixffi.libc._posixffi_libc.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/librsyncffi.compiled._librsyncffi.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
success!

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1607, in <module>
ret = main(sys.argv)
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1596, in main
result = commands[argv[i]](argv[i+1:])
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1484, in start
if start_dropbox():
File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 794, in start_dropbox
stderr=sys.stderr, stdout=f, close_fds=True)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 711, in __init__
errread, errwrite)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1343, in _execute_child
raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

 

 

 

923:Nov 20 18:12:10 box systemd[1]: Starting Dropbox Service...
2985:Nov 20 18:12:11 box sh[1407]: Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
2986:Nov 20 18:12:11 box sh[1407]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1607, in <module>
2988:Nov 20 18:12:11 box sh[1407]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1596, in main
2990:Nov 20 18:12:11 box sh[1407]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1467, in start
2991:Nov 20 18:12:11 box sh[1407]:     if not start_dropbox():
2992:Nov 20 18:12:11 box sh[1407]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 794, in start_dropbox
2999:Nov 20 18:12:11 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
3000:Nov 20 18:12:11 box systemd[1]: Failed to start Dropbox Service.
3001:Nov 20 18:12:11 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Unit entered failed state.
3002:Nov 20 18:12:11 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
3046:Nov 20 18:12:17 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
3047:Nov 20 18:12:17 box systemd[1]: Stopped Dropbox Service.
3048:Nov 20 18:12:17 box systemd[1]: Starting Dropbox Service...
3049:Nov 20 18:12:17 box sh[1895]: Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
3050:Nov 20 18:12:17 box sh[1895]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1607, in <module>
3052:Nov 20 18:12:17 box sh[1895]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1596, in main
3054:Nov 20 18:12:17 box sh[1895]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1467, in start
3055:Nov 20 18:12:17 box sh[1895]:     if not start_dropbox():
3056:Nov 20 18:12:17 box sh[1895]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 794, in start_dropbox
3063:Nov 20 18:12:17 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
3064:Nov 20 18:12:17 box systemd[1]: Failed to start Dropbox Service.
3065:Nov 20 18:12:17 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Unit entered failed state.
3066:Nov 20 18:12:17 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
3081:Nov 20 18:12:22 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
3082:Nov 20 18:12:22 box systemd[1]: Stopped Dropbox Service.
3083:Nov 20 18:12:22 box systemd[1]: Starting Dropbox Service...
3084:Nov 20 18:12:22 box sh[2003]: Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
3085:Nov 20 18:12:22 box sh[2003]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1607, in <module>
3087:Nov 20 18:12:22 box sh[2003]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1596, in main
3089:Nov 20 18:12:22 box sh[2003]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1467, in start
3090:Nov 20 18:12:22 box sh[2003]:     if not start_dropbox():
3091:Nov 20 18:12:22 box sh[2003]:   File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 794, in start_dropbox
3098:Nov 20 18:12:22 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
3099:Nov 20 18:12:22 box systemd[1]: Failed to start Dropbox Service.
3100:Nov 20 18:12:22 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Unit entered failed state.
3101:Nov 20 18:12:22 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
3102:Nov 20 18:12:27 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
3103:Nov 20 18:12:27 box systemd[1]: Stopped Dropbox Service.
3104:Nov 20 18:12:27 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
3105:Nov 20 18:12:27 box systemd[1]: Failed to start Dropbox Service.
3106:Nov 20 18:12:27 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Unit entered failed state.
3107:Nov 20 18:12:27 box systemd[1]: dropbox.service: Failed with result 'start-limit-hit'.

 

 

 

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Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

zecompadre
Helpful | Level 6

it worked for me

 

sudo apt-get install dbus dbus-x11 

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Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi there, could you try an advanced reinstall of the app if you haven’t done so already?
 
Let me know how it goes!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

talkingnews
Collaborator | Level 8

Hi Jay,

Thank you for your very prompt reply. I went through all those stages, however, this is what I get. In particular, I am confused by where it says "killed", as I didn't kill the process. Here's the full log after all the purge and reboot stuff...

 

myhome@tns-rf-dt-jun-16:~$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
dropbox: locating interpreter
dropbox: logging to /tmp/dropbox-antifreeze-OmYLfm
dropbox: initializing
dropbox: initializing python 3.5.4
dropbox: setting program path '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/dropbox'
dropbox: setting home path '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95'
dropbox: setting python path '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95:/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/py thon-packages-35.zip'
dropbox: python initialized
dropbox: running dropbox
dropbox: setting args
dropbox: applying overrides
dropbox: running main script
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._constant_time.cpython-35m-x86_64- linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._openssl.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux- gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._padding.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux- gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/psutil._psutil_linux.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/psutil._psutil_posix.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.fcntl._linuxffi_fcntl.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.sys.compiled._linuxffi_sys.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gn u.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.pthread._linuxffi_pthread.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu .so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/tornado.speedups.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/cpuid.compiled._cpuid.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.resolv.compiled._linuxffi_resolv.cpython-35m-x86_64-li nux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/linuxffi.gnu.compiled._linuxffi_gnu.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gn u.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/posixffi.libc._posixffi_libc.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
18:39:27.954 INFO UNKNOWN [dropbox/dbx-thread/src/lib.rs:135] Creating thread, name: PYTHON_LOGGER
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95/librsyncffi.compiled._librsyncffi.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu. so'
This computer isn't linked to any Dropbox account...
Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link_nonce?nonce=xxxxx to link this device.
This computer isn't linked to any Dropbox account...
Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link_nonce?nonce=xxxxx to link this device.
This computer isn't linked to any Dropbox account...
Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link_nonce?nonce=xxxxx to link this device.
This computer isn't linked to any Dropbox account...
Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link_nonce?nonce=xxxxx to link this device.
This computer isn't linked to any Dropbox account...
Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link_nonce?nonce=xxxxx to link this device.
This computer is now linked to Dropbox. Welcome myhome

dropbox: locating interpreter
dropbox: logging to /tmp/dropbox-antifreeze-djmVMQ
dropbox: initializing
dropbox: initializing python 3.5.4
dropbox: setting program path '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/dropbox'
dropbox: setting home path '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99'
dropbox: setting python path '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99:/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/python-packages-35.zip'
dropbox: python initialized
dropbox: running dropbox
dropbox: setting args
dropbox: applying overrides
dropbox: running main script
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._constant_time.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._openssl.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._padding.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/psutil._psutil_linux.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/psutil._psutil_posix.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/linuxffi.pthread._linuxffi_pthread.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/tornado.speedups.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/cpuid.compiled._cpuid.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/linuxffi.resolv.compiled._linuxffi_resolv.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/linuxffi.gnu.compiled._linuxffi_gnu.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/linuxffi.sys.compiled._linuxffi_sys.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
18:40:23.900 INFO UNKNOWN [dropbox/dbx-thread/src/lib.rs:135] Creating thread, name: PYTHON_LOGGER
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/librsyncffi.compiled._librsyncffi.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/tmp/.dropbox-dist-new-40an6lx_/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/posixffi.libc._posixffi_libc.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
Killed
myhome@tns-rf-dt-jun-16:~$
myhome@tns-rf-dt-jun-16:~$ dropbox: locating interpreter
dropbox: logging to /tmp/dropbox-antifreeze-TOOrdA
dropbox: initializing
dropbox: initializing python 3.5.4
dropbox: setting program path '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/dropbox'
dropbox: setting home path '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99'
dropbox: setting python path '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99:/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/python-packages-35.zip'
dropbox: python initialized
dropbox: running dropbox
dropbox: setting args
dropbox: applying overrides
dropbox: running main script
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._constant_time.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._openssl.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/cryptography.hazmat.bindings._padding.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/psutil._psutil_linux.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/psutil._psutil_posix.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/linuxffi.pthread._linuxffi_pthread.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/tornado.speedups.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/cpuid.compiled._cpuid.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/linuxffi.resolv.compiled._linuxffi_resolv.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/linuxffi.gnu.compiled._linuxffi_gnu.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/linuxffi.sys.compiled._linuxffi_sys.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
18:40:27.931 INFO UNKNOWN [dropbox/dbx-thread/src/lib.rs:135] Creating thread, name: PYTHON_LOGGER
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/librsyncffi.compiled._librsyncffi.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'
dropbox: load fq extension '/home/myhome/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-62.3.99/posixffi.libc._posixffi_libc.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so'

myhome@tns-rf-dt-jun-16:~$ dropbox status
The program 'dropbox' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox

Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

Jay
Dropboxer
Thanks for the info, In order to look into this in further details, would it be okay if we message you at the email associated with your forum profile?

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

talkingnews
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Certainly, although it's 10pm here in the UK and I'll be turning off in about 20 minutes, however if you contact me before then, I'll reply immediately

Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

Nino
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did you get any answers to your question? I have the same problem with ubuntu 18.04

Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

jcabraham
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Question: are you running an encrypted filesystem? They sorta stopped supporting that (encryptfs bad, LUKS good) as of this month.

Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

Nino
Helpful | Level 5

No I don't. 

Actually it kinda worked yesterday. Then I tried to install python-gpg... but during the installation process it constantly asked for setting up the matlab-support package. I don't understand what it has to do with, anyway I did so, or at least I tried, because it did not work well, telling me that matlab-support setup had exited with error 1.

At this point I uninstalled matlab, the partly installed python-gpg AND dropbox, even deleting all matlab files that were left behind. Then I started from scratch beginning by installing dropbox and python-gpg without matlab. And well... now I can't start dropbox due to this error you mentioned above.

I don't konw what to do.

Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

yumin9822
New member | Level 2

The new dropbox.py has this problem. I found one old version of it in my old VPS. It works for me. Help it will help you too.

Here it is

https://github.com/yumin9822/uy9822/raw/master/dropbox.py 

Re: Stopped working after years on Ubuntu 16.04, won't reinstall. OSError: [Errno 2] No such file o

talkingnews
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Hi there; thanks for this. Before I copy it across and test it, how do I verify the integrity of the file? I'm not generally happy with running unknown scripts on my server.

But perhaps more importantly, isn't it just going to revert to the same problem again as soon as it self-updates?

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