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Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Luis Felipe R.1
New member | Level 1

Hello!!

Today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my computer, and since then I'm trying to install DropBox.

I was able to install the nautilus-dropbox ($ sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox), but when I run it, I get the following message:

"Trouble connecting to Dropbox servers. Maybe your internet connection is down, or you need to set your http_proxy environment variable.

URL that failed to download: https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64
Error: None"

I don't know what to do now. Is someone facing the same problem?

Thanks!!

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Re: Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Raphael R.2
New member | Level 1

same problem here, but the URL exists.

Re: Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Skander M.
New member | Level 1

I have the same problem. I can not use my Dropbox after upgrading to ubuntu 16.04 !

Here is the errros:

 

Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1535, in <module>
    ret = main(sys.argv)
  File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1524, in main
    result = commands[argv[i]](argv[i+1:])
  File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1395, in start
    if not start_dropbox():
  File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 732, 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 1340, in _execute_child
    raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 8] Exec format error

Re: Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Joe M.42
New member | Level 1

Using Kubuntu 16.04 64 Bit.

Trying to install the dropbox client from the official link: https://www.dropbox.com/install directs me to https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64.deb

But `sudo dpkg -i dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64.deb` failed with:

Preparing to unpack dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64(1).deb ...
Unpacking dropbox (2015.10.28) over (2015.10.28) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of dropbox:
 dropbox depends on python-gtk2 (>= 2.12); however:
  Package python-gtk2 is not installed.
 dropbox depends on libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.20.1); however:
  Package libpango1.0-0 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package dropbox (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 dropbox

Could dropbox please provide an updated package?

 

Re: Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Thorsten N.
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Re: Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Joe M.42
New member | Level 1

Solved for Kubuntu 16.04 64 bit:

    sudo dpkg -i dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64.deb

    sudo apt -f install

    dropbox start -i

Re: Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

P S.5
New member | Level 1

Hello! Just installed 16.04 (minimal + openbox) today as well, previously using 14.04 with no problems. I thought this buggy stuff was going to cause a headache (already got the whiskey next to my chair, but unfortunately didn't need it)...

This worked for me. 

1. I prefer and use Thunar file manager, and am otherwise running pure Ubuntu 16.04 with Openbox (window manager shouldn't matter here)

2. sudo apt-get install thunar-dropbox-plugin

* Step 2 will recommend Nautilus; I successfully continued with Thunar.

3. dropbox start

4. dropbox start -i

The login prompt will pop up, and you can go on using Dropbox. If you're using Openbox (or any autostart scripts like maybe the one for tint2 or another panel, etc) you can simply add:

dropbox start

to it, and Dropbox service will start on boot (including the nice tray icon 🙂

This is the only way I got it to work with 16.04, however, it works precisely the same as it did with 14.04. Can't speak for 15.xx. Also, note that step 3 is probably not necessary if step 4 is performed, but it is the order in which I performed them.

Cheers!

Re: Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Matías S.
New member | Level 1

The best solution for me was installing it from terminal: sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox 

After that, I just opened from Unity, and everything was ok

 

Hope it helps you, or anybody else.

 

P.S.: one funny fact from Linux, is that if the normal way doesn't work, just open the terminal and execute the command. 🙂

Re: Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Maria V.16
New member | Level 1

Matías, that worked for me! thanks!

 

Re: Trouble installing DropBox on Ubuntu 16.04

Devinder P.
New member | Level 1

It worked in command line, thanks, whereas the downloaded app  installation had failed.

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