Has anyone used DropBox on Salix yet?

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gapan
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Re: Has anyone used DropBox on Salix yet?

Post by gapan » 25. Sep 2018, 08:11

I'm not using it now, but I have set it up for others in the past. There is a thunar-dropbox slackbuild that will integrate it with thunar for xfce.
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Re: Has anyone used DropBox on Salix yet?

Post by laprjns » 25. Sep 2018, 09:41

I Dropbox running in the system tray on xfce here.

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Re: Has anyone used DropBox on Salix yet?

Post by travis82 » 8. Oct 2018, 07:23

Sorry for bumping the thread.
The version of Dropbox in Salix repository is very old and can not communicate to it's server. Also, Dropbox doesn't exist in Salix variant of SBo (I don't know why, it exist in Slackware SBo), so slapt-src can not grab it. While it is possible to manually build and install it from Slackware SBo, it's would be very helpful to either upgrading the binary or adding it to Salix SBo so that it can upgraded automatically using slapt-get or slapt-getrc.

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Re: Has anyone used DropBox on Salix yet?

Post by mimosa » 8. Oct 2018, 07:43

Just download the source and build script, edit if needed (for example, for a more recent version, which may work without further modification), and run.

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2/network/dropbox/

I'm not sure what's going on with the repos here but it probably has something to do with the Salix 'extra' repo of prebuilt packages from SBo.

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Re: Has anyone used DropBox on Salix yet?

Post by gapan » 8. Oct 2018, 07:45

I just removed the dropbox package from the extra repo, so the slackbuild should appear in slapt-src/sourcery when mirrors sync.
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Re: Has anyone used DropBox on Salix yet?

Post by travis82 » 8. Oct 2018, 07:48

Thanks gapan. Keep up the great work.

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Re: Has anyone used DropBox on Salix yet?

Post by DidierSpaier » 8. Oct 2018, 11:28

There's more than one way to skin a cat ;)
From http://slint.fr/pipermail/slint_slint.f ... 00000.html with some typos fixed:

On 9/23/18 6:56 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> slapt-get shows dropbox packages, if I download any of them am I likely to
> get an accessible login challenge?

Yes. Do this:
1) Check that you have the sborepos from Eric Hameleers set in your
/etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc
2) install the client
slapt-get -i dropbox-client
3) Get python-gpgme ftrom https://slackbuilds.org to be able to check
the engine download's signature.
spi -i pygpgme
4) Check that Firefox be your default web browser
5) You'll need to download the engine. Two ways to do that:
5a) in a terminal type:
dropbox start -i
Then an accessible pop-up window will ask you to confirm the download
5b) start dropbox from the desktop menu: Applications=>Internet=>dropbox
You will get the same pop-up window to confirm the download.
6) Be patient. Downloading the engine takes a while.
When it's done an accessible login window will open up in Firefox
login window, where you can either log in a set up a new account.

Files to share are stored in ~/Dropbox

PS for Salix users:
# The sbrepos repository from Eric Hameleers
SOURCE=http://slackware.uk/people/alien/sbrepo ... 4/:DEFAULT

Have a good day,
Didier

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Re: Has anyone used DropBox on Salix yet?

Post by travis82 » 9. Oct 2018, 07:26

Thank you Didier. This is a good way to always have the latest.

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