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Old 21st January 2013, 12:14 PM
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Installing Dropbox on F16/17/18

Install Dropbox on Fedora 18

This installation guide has been tested for Fedora 18. However, you can also use the same method to install Dropbox on Fedora 16 and Fedora 17.

To install Dropbox in Fedora 18, we need to configure a 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/17/

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

Click "OK"

Wait for the installation to complete.

Select "I already have a Dropbox account"

Enter your Dropbox account information and follow the installation.

or you can run this script in your Terminal

#ensure that wget is installed
yum install -y wget
#Addition yum repo file from Dropbox 
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30876345/repo/dropbox.repo 
mv dropbox.repo /etc/yum.repos.d
#Install Dropbox
yum install -y nautilus-dropbox
echo "Important! The installation is NOT complete!"
echo "You need to activate the dropbox program to complete the installation and configure a user account. The program is under Applications >> Internet >> Dropbox"
echo "For Fedora 18, go to Show Applications >> Internet >> Dropbox"
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Old 28th March 2013, 04:04 AM
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Re: Installing Dropbox on F16/17/18

These instructions work well. Needs to be a sticky.
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Old 28th March 2013, 04:15 AM
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Re: Installing Dropbox on F16/17/18

Just a note that this is in the case where nautilus is already installed. If nautilus is not installed (XFCE/KDE/Cinnamon(?), etc), installing nautlius-dropbox WILL pull nautilus and a bunch of GNOME dependencies as well

It IS possible to use dropbox without nautilius-dropbox. Instructions here - https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx
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