Sunday, June 14, 2009

Installing Dropbox on Linux Mint 6 (Ubuntu 8.10)

I have returned a very brief entry on Dropbox on 12 December 2008. I thought I will write up how I install the Dropbox on Linux Mint which is the Desktop of choice for me.

Step 1: Add the Dropbox repository to the Linux Mint package source file. The most suitable place in my opinion will be the application specific setup list ie /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list

# cd /etc/apt/source.list.d/
# touch dropbox.list
# vim dropbox.list

Go to and cut and paste the repository information for Ubuntu 8.10 into /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list
deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

Step 2: Update the Repository
# apt-get update

Step 3: Install Dropbox
# apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

Step 4: Restart Nautilus to start Dropbox
# killall nautilus

Step 5: Menu > Applications > Dropbox
The rest is as straight-forward as you can get.

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