Dropbox in Debian Lenny (Gnome)

If you’ve been reading lately, you read where I installed Dropbox in my Slack64-13.0 and Slack64-13.1 on my desktop and laptop machines, respectively.

If you haven’t been reading, poo on you.

I use Debian on my desktop machine as a backup operating system. It’s fully functional and shares some common partitions with Slack; to keep synch’d somewhat. However, installing Dropbox would also be helpful for transferring stuff to and fro between these operating systems, which reminds me… I need to install Dropbox on my Win 7 laptop installation, too.

Anywho, installing in Debian isn’t quite as easy as it was in Slack, but it’s not that bad. Here’s how ya’ do it:

  • Download the source tarball from Dropbox’s site.
  • Untar it in your download or build directory.
  • Install the necessary dependencies using apt:

# apt-get install libnautilus-extension1-dev libnotify python-docutils

  • As root from within the recently extracted dropbox folder:

# ./configure -prefix=/usr/local

# make

# make install

# make clean

  • Logout
  • Login
  • Start Dropbox from the newly created menu launcher.
  • Follow the setup baloney.

Have FUN!



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