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Ubuntu 18.04: "You're using an old version of Dropbox..."

Ubuntu 18.04: "You're using an old version of Dropbox..."

stanmab
Explorer | Level 3

After installing the latest stable version from the official Dropbox download page and trying to sign in, I get the message "You're using an old version of Dropbox. Please download the latest version at www.dropbox.com/downloading"

 

The latest stable version for Ubuntu is from 2015! Is Ubuntu no longer supported?

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04: "You're using an old version of Dropbox..."

Walter
Dropboxer

Sorry to hear about this @stanmab - here you go! This page includes all the installers of our latest stable build (53.4.67 at the moment).

 

Moreover, take into account all of the following when installing on your Ubuntu. We currently support the following desktop environments :

 

  • Ubuntu (Unity) and GNOME Classic, full support using the package in our installation page.
  • XFCE is supported if the corresponding Nautilus dependencies are installed.
  • GNOME shell natively displays the file overlays, but requires the extension TopIcons to get the app indicator (tray icon).

If your desktop environment isn’t supported, you can use the Linux command line to control Dropbox.  Also, Dropbox uses Qt 5.5, and as such needs the following software to work on desktop environments:

  • GTK 2.12 or higher
  • GLib 2.22 or higher
  • Libnotify 0.4.4 or higher
  • Libappindicator 1.0
  • Nautilus 2.30.0 or higher

The Nautilus installer source code has been released under an MIT license, and people have reported building from source on different versions of Gentoo, Arch Linux, OpenSUSE, and Debian

 

Hope this helps and let me know if you need anything else. Thanks! 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Ubuntu 18.04: "You're using an old version of Dropbox..."

tcjtomas
New member | Level 2

This also works on OpenSuse LEAP 15.0

Re: Ubuntu 18.04: "You're using an old version of Dropbox..."

abianchetti
New member | Level 2

Unfortunately after using that installer I keep receiving the message "You're using an old version of Dropbox". Is compiling from source the only available method?

Best,

Arturo.

Re: Ubuntu 18.04: "You're using an old version of Dropbox..."

tcjtomas
New member | Level 2

Hi Abianchetti,

Did you use this link: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Desktop-client-builds/Stable-Build-53-4-67/m-p/284509#M4962

The official download page seems to be VERY outdated.

BR

Tomas

Re: Ubuntu 18.04: "You're using an old version of Dropbox..."

abianchetti
New member | Level 2

Hi Tomas,

I ended up using this one:

https://clientupdates.dropboxstatic.com/dbx-releng/client/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-59.4.93.tar.gz

Which I found replacing the las stable version number in the link you sent.

I wonder why they don't publish the current versions...

Thanks anyway!

Best

Arturo.

 

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