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Old 03-23-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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dropbox and KDE


I'm kinda new to slack and also to KDE as well.

What is the best way to install dropbox? I found a slack build but it was old and that version is no longer available. I would like to build the current version.

It appears that KDE has some sort of dropbox functionality built in to it because it asks if I want to upload files which I have edited.

I've built it myself before but I'm trying to do it correctly and would like to use a slack build.

Any advice?
 
Old 03-23-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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You can modify the slackbuild script and update to version or run "VERSION=<num>;dropbox.SlackBuild"
 
Old 03-23-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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Another alternative is the updated SlackBuild for dropbox which i placed on my SlackHacks. It's updated to 2.0.2, the latest one available
 
Old 03-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #4
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FYI I just changed the version and it worked. However I couldn't get it to work with the source posted on the dropbox website. It appears to be packaged in a different format.

What I did was I clicked on the source link on the slack build web site and just changed the 1.0.10 to 1.4.0.

I think there is still a few bugs to work out, but it works.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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the latest version is now 2.0.2, not 1.4.x
 
Old 03-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #6
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So, I've heard, however it isn't posted on their web site. Where did you get it?
 
Old 03-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
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i looked at other site that usually posted Windows' version of dropbox
as they sync their work between Windows and Linux, i can easily track their version and i can get the URL easily
 
Old 03-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #8
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alienbob has a package on his repo that download the dropbox python files etc..

http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...ropbox-client/
 
Old 03-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #9
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Hmmm... I'm having a bit of trouble with that one. Version 1.4 worked fine. When I ran this slackbuild it appeared to compile and install correctly, however when I run dropbox start -i I am told that python-gpgme isn't installed. I can't find a slack build for it either.

Has anyone else run in to this?
 
Old 03-28-2013, 07:45 AM   #10
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seems like something is missing.

if that did not work for you and you are having trouble with it, try the one from SBo. Just copy the download link and paste it as URL but with 2.0.2 as the version.
then you need to change the SlackBuild for the version number and delete line 66 from it. you need to also change the info file to reflect the changes. I simply delete the info file but it is not a good thing to do. I am lazy
then, just run the slackbuild and installpkg what it produces.
worked for me ever since the SBo package stopped being maintained.

as for version, I use dropbox's site and select near the download button "Windows". it tells the site to fetch you the windows version that is more up to date, but for now the site returns 2.0.0.

Last edited by cmyster; 03-28-2013 at 07:49 AM.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 12:47 AM   #11
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Just went through this exercise myself on my 64bit Slackware and it was more painful than it should have been.
The link https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64 on the Dropbox Download page https://www.dropbox.com/install points to dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.0.0.tar.gz so I needed to do
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wget https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.0.2.tar.gz
to get the latest version.
I got the Dropbox-1.2.49 SlackBuild from http://www.slackbuilds.org/ and updated the contents of the dropbox.info and dropbox.SlackBuild files with the content of the files from willysr's SlackHacks in post#3. I had to copy and paste the code from the HTML pages as I could only download the HTML pages from SlackHacks.
Then I was able to successfully build a Dropbox package and install it.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 02:18 AM   #12
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Just went through this exercise myself on my 64bit Slackware and it was more painful than it should have been.
The link https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64 on the Dropbox Download page https://www.dropbox.com/install points to dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.0.0.tar.gz so I needed to do
Code:
wget https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.0.2.tar.gz
to get the latest version.
I got the Dropbox-1.2.49 SlackBuild from http://www.slackbuilds.org/ and updated the contents of the dropbox.info and dropbox.SlackBuild files with the content of the files from willysr's SlackHacks in post#3. I had to copy and paste the code from the HTML pages as I could only download the HTML pages from SlackHacks.
Then I was able to successfully build a Dropbox package and install it.
the easiest way to get an updated version is by cloning it
it won't take much space as it doesn't include any source

in total (including .git which stores all history for tracking purposes), you only need to download 11 MB. After that, if you wish to remove the .git, you can save up to 5.5 MB, so the repository is about 6 MB
 
Old 03-29-2013, 03:13 AM   #13
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Code:
git clone git://github.com/willysr/SlackHacks.git
gives me 7.8MiB with 513 files in 132 subdirectories.
Seems messy if you just want two files.
 
Old 03-29-2013, 03:45 AM   #14
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It's only executed once
After that, you can delete the rest or leave it and use git pull to the update
 
Old 03-29-2013, 11:01 AM   #15
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Code:
pkill grumpymode || echo "Thankyou to willysr for SlackBuild"
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Quote:
Thankyou to willysr for SlackBuild
 
  


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