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"Upgrading Dropbox" never ends (Again)

Explorer | Level 4

I have the same problem indicated in this discussion, this time running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS :

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Installs-integrations/quot-Upgrading-Dropbox-quot-never-ends-Ubuntu-...

As I seem to understand, the problem was then solved with the update to a beta version.

Any suggestions?

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Re: "Upgrading Dropbox" never ends (Again)

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This fixed the same error for me, not sure why dropbox doesn't have or list this dependency:

yum install libatomic

or

apt-get install libatomic1

 Thanks,

Steve

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Re: "Upgrading Dropbox" never ends (Again)

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Hi @giogio83, welcome to the community! That post is rather old, so the same steps probably wouldn't work since the app has changed a lot since then.

Assuming you’re not on a Basic plan with more than 3 devices connected, try a basic reinstall of the app from here.

Let me know how it goes!


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Re: "Upgrading Dropbox" never ends (Again)

Explorer | Level 4

Hi @Jay, thanks for your help.

However, trying to reinstall doesn't seem to give any result and dropbox is still "upgrading"...

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Re: "Upgrading Dropbox" never ends (Again)

Dropboxer
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Hello @giogio83.

Can you try an advanced reinstall please? Steps can be found here

Let me know if the issue is fixed after taking these steps. 

Thank you for your patience. 


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Re: "Upgrading Dropbox" never ends (Again)

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This fixed the same error for me, not sure why dropbox doesn't have or list this dependency:

yum install libatomic

or

apt-get install libatomic1

 Thanks,

Steve

View solution in original post

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Re: "Upgrading Dropbox" never ends (Again)

Explorer | Level 4

Dear@Fiona and @stevenpoint 

I've tried steven's solution and it seems to work for the moment, I'll chek if it keeps doing fine in the next days and then, hopefully, mark the issue as solved.

Cheers

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Re: "Upgrading Dropbox" never ends (Again)

New member | Level 2
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@stevenpoint that was a lifesaver. My dropbox on MANY ubuntu 18.04 LT's became stuck on upgrading and stopped syncing. The "upgrading" would not stop or go away. I ran your apt-get install libatomic1 and then rebooted. As soon as ubuntu came back from the reboot dropbox finished "upgrading", closed and re-opened, and then began syncing as normal again.

Dropbox Support, I hope you are paying attention and fix this soon!

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Re: "Upgrading Dropbox" never ends (Again)

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This solution didn't work for me because my filesystem is not ext4 unencripted, but xfs.

Dropbox syncs only ext4 unencrypted.

Found this video on Youtube https://youtu.be/UGGyg_CdysA

Hope this helps all those who didn't notice that it's not about the repositories or about the way Dropbox updates itself, but about the filesystem.

Dropbox will stop syncing in Linux Move your Dropbox folder to a supported file system. If you have got this message, you need to watch this video. Linux Dro...

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