How to Install Dropbox on Linux .deb, .rpm, from Source

How to Install Dropbox on Linux .deb, .rpm, from Source

With Dropbox Client: Get to all your files from anywhere, on any device, and share them with anyone.

Save files on your computer, then access them on your phone from the road. Everything you keep in Dropbox is synced automatically to all your devices.

Send your entire wedding video to family with a simple link. It’s easy to share large files with anyone — even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

Back up vacation photos automatically from your phone or computer. That way, memories are safe as soon as you make them, and you can relive them from any device.

Edit a presentation with teammates without emailing files back and forth. When you edit a file in a shared folder, everyone gets the update automatically.

Left your phone on the train? Your photos, docs, and videos are safe. Just sign in to Dropbox from any device, and your files will be there waiting for you.

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How to Install Dropbox on Ubuntu 17.xx, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.xx, Linux Mint and Other Ubuntu Based Linux Distros

First Download the .deb package for Ubuntu

For 64bit Systems Download this

For 32-bit Systems Download this

After Download finishes launch a file manager, navigate to the ~Downloads folder. Then right-click on *.deb package after then select Open with “GDebi” or “Software Install”

If you want to install from terminal
After Download finishes launch a file manager, navigate to the ~Downloads folder. Then right-click select “Launch Terminal here”.
Type the code in terminal:

sudo dpkg -i dropbox_xxxx.xxx.deb 

XXXXX are the versions of the package.
for example i typed like that:

sudo dpkg -i dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64.deb

How to Install Dropbox on Fedora, CentOs, RedHat, Suse and Other .rpm Packges Manager Based Linux Distros

First Download the .rpm package

For 64-bit Fedora download this

For 32-bit Fedora download this

After Download finishes launch a file manager, navigate to the ~Downloads folder. Then right-click on *.rpm package after then select the your system RPM package installer that your system has.

How to Install Dropbox on Debian and Other Debian Based Linux Distros

First Download the .deb package for Debian

For 64bit Systems Download This

For 32bit Systems Download This

After Download finishes launch a file manager, navigate to the ~Downloads folder. Then right-click on *.deb package after then select Open with “GDebi”

or “Software Installer like Synaptic”

If you want to install from terminal

After Download finishes launch a file manager, navigate to the ~Downloads folder. Then right-click select “Launch Terminal here”.

Type the code in terminal:

sudo dpkg -i dropbox_xxxx.xxx.deb 

How do You build the Dropbox installer for Linux from source?


The Dropbox installation package source has been released to the public via a GPL license. This means that even if we don’t have installation packages for your Linux or Unix distribution of choice, you can still compile a version yourself.

Installing Dropbox from source

1- Download the latest installer package.

2- Extract the tarball like so:

tar xjf ./nautilus-dropbox-1.6.1.tar.bz2

3-In most distributions, the following commands should do the rest:

cd ./nautilus-dropbox-1.6.1; ./configure; make; make install;

Have fun with your Dropbox

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