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Will Ubuntu 18.04 be officially supported by the desktop app?

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Hi, I'm using Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful) and I don't have any repo, I have to indicate I'm using Xenial in a file created by myself, and It's an annoying process I wouldn't want to do.

 

Does Dropbox plans to oficially support Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic) to get the repo automatically after installation? I only use Ubuntu, so a good support for that system is critical for me.

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Re: Will Ubuntu 18.04 be officially supported by the desktop app?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

 

Yes, I see, I've asked the engineers if it's possible to update that repo.


I always do it a different way, which should work fine. To my untrained eye it does look like the two latest releases should also be there, so I've requested we add them.

 

Thanks for highlighting!

 

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Re: Will Ubuntu 18.04 be officially supported by the desktop app?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi there, 

 

As per our system requirements, we support from 10.04 upward. Once a version hits stable then we provide support for it. Our clients should auto-update on any OS but for a first time install you'll need a repo or package. There are a few ways to grab one.  

 

I'm pretty sure I installed on a 17.10 machine last week ... but I work with a lot of VMs so I'm not 100%. I always grab my builds from:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux

 

I generally use the headless install instructions and they work fine.

 

Let me know how you're trying to download if this doesn't work for you and I'll loop back to the engineers and make sure we have a repo up.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Will Ubuntu 18.04 be officially supported by the desktop app?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Dropbox is working correctly, but it's strange for me to see a repo for Ubuntu 16.04 and not for 17.10.

 

Don't I need the repo now? The thing a I do is to create this file:

 

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list

 

And it has this code:

 

deb [arch=i386,amd64] http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu xenial main

The repo is working correctly.

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Re: Will Ubuntu 18.04 be officially supported by the desktop app?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

 

Yes, I see, I've asked the engineers if it's possible to update that repo.


I always do it a different way, which should work fine. To my untrained eye it does look like the two latest releases should also be there, so I've requested we add them.

 

Thanks for highlighting!

 

[This thread is now closed due to inactivity. If you have a similar or new question, you can ask here]

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