Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Install Dropbox on Fedora 16 (Verne)

The best method to install Dropbox in Fedora 16 is to configure Dropbox repository and perform a yum install from the system terminal.

Configure Dropbox Repository
Create a file called dropbox.repo with the following:
name=Dropbox Repository

You can also download a copy from here. Place the file under /etc/yum.repos.d.

Installing Dropbox
Run yum install using the command:
$sudo yum install nautilus-dropbox
Note: If you encounter any error while downloading nautilus-dropbox. You might need to change the base url in the repo file from http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/$releasever/ to http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/15/

Completing the Installation
After installation is done, you need to run Dropbox (Applications >> Internet >> Dropbox) application to complete the installation and configure an user account.

You could also download a script file I've created to automate the installation process.

Running Script File
Remember to give execution permission to the script by running the command:
$sudo chmod +x FC16-dropbox-install-noarch
To run the script use the command:
$sudo ./FC16-dropbox-install-noarch

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  2. http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/rpm-public-key.asc returns a 404 and the install fails.

    1. The GPG key is missing from the server. Dropbox users have highlighted this problem in the Dropbox support forum. You need to wait for Dropbox to restore the GPG file,

      Alternatively, you can download the rpm file from https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx.You need to run the rpm file using the command rpm -ivh program-name.


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