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switched from Ubuntu to CentOS and can't get Dropbox to install

switched from Ubuntu to CentOS and can't get Dropbox to install

jakane
Helpful | Level 5

Hello,

    I tried to install on CentOS linux but got the following error:

 

[jkane@localhost nautilus-dropbox-2020.03.04]$ ./configure;
configure: loading site script /usr/share/config.site
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /usr/bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether make supports nested variables... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables... 
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking whether gcc understands -c and -o together... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking build system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
checking how to print strings... printf
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for fgrep... /usr/bin/grep -F
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking the name lister (/usr/bin/nm -B) interface... BSD nm
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 1572864
checking how to convert x86_64-pc-linux-gnu file names to x86_64-pc-linux-gnu format... func_convert_file_noop
checking how to convert x86_64-pc-linux-gnu file names to toolchain format... func_convert_file_noop
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for objdump... objdump
checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for dlltool... no
checking how to associate runtime and link libraries... printf %s\n
checking for ar... ar
checking for archiver @FILE support... @
checking for strip... strip
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for sysroot... no
checking for a working dd... /usr/bin/dd
checking how to truncate binary pipes... /usr/bin/dd bs=4096 count=1
checking for mt... no
checking if : is a manifest tool... no
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking for objdir... .libs
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC -DPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes
checking if gcc static flag -static works... no
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... yes
checking for pkg-config... yes
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for NAUTILUS... no
configure: error: Package requirements (libnautilus-extension >= 2.16.0) were not met:

Package 'libnautilus-extension', required by 'virtual:world', not found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables NAUTILUS_CFLAGS
and NAUTILUS_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I can't find an rpm package named 'libnautilus-extension'. There is some information on the Dropbox boards to install the libatomic package, but I tried that it doesn't help. Any idea how I can fix this error?

 

 

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Re: switched from Ubuntu to CentOS and can't get Dropbox to install

jakane
Helpful | Level 5

I think I just answered my own question on how to install Dropbox on CentOS. My solution combines two suggestions I found online

 

First, follow the instructions of Nasir Riley here:

https://serverfault.com/questions/997896/how-to-enable-powertools-repository-in-centos-8

 

This installs a package called 'powertools'. Apparently it is needed and resolves the missing package problem I and others mentioned previously.

 

Next, follow the instructions of Eduardo Santana on this page:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60667256/cant-install-nautilus-dropbox-on-centos-8

 

This installs the Dropbox executable. You then can find the Dropbox icon with the 'Show Applications' button. Clicking on it will start the actual installation of Dropbox and create the Dropbox directory on your local system.

 

I hope that helps!

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Re: switched from Ubuntu to CentOS and can't get Dropbox to install

jakane
Helpful | Level 5

I think I just answered my own question on how to install Dropbox on CentOS. My solution combines two suggestions I found online

 

First, follow the instructions of Nasir Riley here:

https://serverfault.com/questions/997896/how-to-enable-powertools-repository-in-centos-8

 

This installs a package called 'powertools'. Apparently it is needed and resolves the missing package problem I and others mentioned previously.

 

Next, follow the instructions of Eduardo Santana on this page:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60667256/cant-install-nautilus-dropbox-on-centos-8

 

This installs the Dropbox executable. You then can find the Dropbox icon with the 'Show Applications' button. Clicking on it will start the actual installation of Dropbox and create the Dropbox directory on your local system.

 

I hope that helps!

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