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Edit: Wow, I should probably resort to google first blushsmiley.gif. I ran the following lines in terminal that seemed to fix it...

sudo killall apt-get
sudo dpkg --configure -a

Although I'm not 100% sure how that fixed it since after running the first line it came back saying nothing was running the first place (if I interpreted it correctly). Then after running the second line I was prompted with a Y/N script in which I just exited out of terminal unsure of what to do.
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Okay so I'm pretty new to Linux but I'm starting to try and use it as much as I can to gain familiarity with it.

I am on the latest version of Linux Mint and trying to install Dropbox. I have downloaded and tried to install both the Ubuntu and Debian versions (I believe that is what Mint is based on) with no avail.

This is what pops up when trying to install it with the GUI application....

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As far as I know none of this is running but I have yet to figure out how to see current task running so I guess I'm not sure.

When I follow the terminal command to manually install it, this is what I see...

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I know it's obviously caused because of my lack of knowledge on the OS. Can someone please point me to my flaw?

Edited by Outlawed - 1/14/14 at 11:28am
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Use the Ubuntu 64 or 32bit .deb. I wouldn't bother with the gui method. Use terminal. Faster and more efficient.
Code:
sudo dpkg -i /path/to/dropbox.deb

Obviously replace /path/to//dropbox.deb to your particular location and name of file. It shouldn't... but if it does not configure itself properly and errors out then it is missing a dependency.
Code:
sudo apt-get -fy install

When starting the dropbox it will warn you something about python-gpgme. Just install it with apt.
Code:
sudo apt-get install python-gpgme

*EDIT* And in the end, if none of this works because it says you have something else using it... Then you need to find whatever package manager tool you have open and close it.
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 1/14/14 at 11:34am
 
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Look at the command you entered, and the command given on the dropbox site a little more carefully and you may notice the error tongue.gif

I would also recommend using dpkg to install the deb.

As to the version, you'll want the Ubuntu version. As while Ubuntu and Mint are based off of Debian, the packages still seem to have little quirks with the differences.
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Look at the command you entered, and the command given on the dropbox site a little more carefully and you may notice the error tongue.gif

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tadaen Sylvermane View Post

Use the Ubuntu 64 or 32bit .deb. I wouldn't bother with the gui method. Use terminal. Faster and more efficient.
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I realize that's what linux is all about and where it's best to keep your productivity. I would love to stick to the terminal but sadly I am no where near that amount of memorization or familiarity with the OS to do so.

I know that's what the internet is for but even after doing some searching it can be a bit confusing on what I actually need to execute for what I'm specifically trying to do.

And thanks for that python command. I was worried when dropbox came up with that popup. Does that just simply install python?
Edited by Outlawed - 1/14/14 at 11:47am
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Code:
$ wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_1.6.0_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i dropbox_1.6.0_amd64.deb
$ dropbox start -i


Basically all I do on my machines that I install dropbox on.

After the last command it'll run the real download and set it up for you with a GUI tongue.gif


And since you're using Ubuntu it may even be in the software center, which would just make this all that much easier for you; https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/nautilus-dropbox/
Edited by Shrak - 1/14/14 at 11:45am
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Code:
$ wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_1.6.0_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i dropbox_1.6.0_amd64.deb
$ dropbox start -i


Basically all I do on my machines that I install dropbox on.

After the last command it'll run the real download and set it up for you with a GUI tongue.gif


And since you're using Ubuntu it may even be in the software center, which would just make this all that much easier for you; https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/nautilus-dropbox/

Good to know. Like I said above I really want to stay in the terminal and away from the GUI but I'm still learning.

And no I'm not on Ubuntu tongue.gif. Linux Mint.
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Good to know. Like I said above I really want to stay in the terminal and away from the GUI but I'm still learning.

And no I'm not on Ubuntu tongue.gif. Linux Mint.

Mint IS Ubuntu. tongue.gif
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Mint IS Ubuntu. tongue.gif

And this is where you say "You still have much to learn young padawan."
Edited by Outlawed - 1/14/14 at 4:45pm
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