Penguin Love!

Posted by Drew and Arash on November 12, 2008

Quick update on Linux support. Dropbox now officially supports Ubuntu 8.10 :-). The latest release (0.6.416) resolves the last of the Intrepid specific issues we know of. The Intrepid repository up and running and ready to add to your apt sources:

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

For those of you not running Ubuntu or Fedora, the latest dropbox nautilus source is (as always) available for compilation on your distro of choice here.


30 Comments to Penguin Love!

November 12, 2008

You guys rock, thanks so much!

November 12, 2008

how about some dragon love?

November 12, 2008

feel yourself hugged. thank you very much.

November 12, 2008

for use penuin n00bs that use ubuntu, how would we get this? Me thinks something like this:

sudo apt-get http://….

But that doesnt work. Any clues?

November 12, 2008

Thanks a bunch. It's so nice to see such great Linux support!

November 12, 2008

With this release the icon is placed outside the tray at startup (it is placed on the desktop)… :-(

Benjamin Schweizer
November 12, 2008

What about Debian? glibc 2.3 support is still missing

Arash Ferdowsi
November 12, 2008

hi michael,

are you sure dropbox is at 0.6.416? if not, try running rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist and start dropbox through nautilus and it should download the latest version with the tray fix.

November 12, 2008

Good work.

November 12, 2008

hi kevin

you can try this. first add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb… intrepid main

deb-src… intrepid main

you must use sudo to edit that file!

then simply do this

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

$ killall nautilus

Dropbox will then be installed!

Marius Scurtescu
November 13, 2008

Hm, added the repo as per above, but there is no dropbox whatsoever. The repo looks empty to me.

I am using amd64, do you have only i386 in the repo?

Marius Scurtescu
November 13, 2008

Never mind, it is there. Not sure what happened, but both Synaptic and apt-get told me there is no such package.

You mention 0.6.416, but the repo has version 0.5, is that correct?

the GPL
November 16, 2008

Why arent you making the dropboxd daemon opensourrce? Anything you wanna hide?

November 16, 2008

Any plans to make a DropBox iPhone client??? It is desperately needed. Could work with Netatalk or SSH (jailbroken iPhones) or via some other method over the air (unbroken iPhones),

Arash F.
November 16, 2008
Arash F.
November 16, 2008

there are definitely dropbox iphone plans :-)

November 19, 2008

Just compiled from source on openSUSE 10.3. Very straight forward and works like a charm. Thanks

November 24, 2008

You rock guys!! I'm using your software under ubuntu 8.04, 8.10 and today I've discovered that you have an Ipod Touch version of your web.

I'm recomending dropbox for everyone that wants a folder on the internet. For fun or work purposes.

Thanks a lot!

November 25, 2008

This rocks! Have dropbox on my Vista and Linux machines now! Whoop!

Dan Eskildsen
December 5, 2008

This is great, it works like a charm! THANKS!

December 13, 2008

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January 23, 2009

The proper way to do this is to click on the System menu, Administration, Software Sources and add it to Third party software tab

February 3, 2009

Don't forget blackberry!

February 3, 2009

I'd like to see some sort of direct filesystem support so my systems without GUI's can use it too!

Maybe just a simple polling daemon that copies to a dir… seems simple enough. Its what your app already does.

February 14, 2009

Thanks again for the Penguin support. It's nice to know that the 30 million Penguin users are left out in the cold.

Bruce E. Durocher II
February 15, 2009

If a version of Dropbox ever becomes available that would run on the version of Linux used by the Nokia 800/Nokia 810 it would be sensational! I could finally quit hauling around a cable to hook my Nokia to my Mac…

May 6, 2009

Guys, fantastic! Since the 'early adopters' are mainly geeks, you will reach a great portion of people with ability to spread good products like dropbox. However, what about GPLing the dropbox-client? That would you save some work and make the client (maybe) even better. Things people are desperate for:


<li>KDE4 Plasmoid</li>

<li>Nokia N810 app for Maemo</li>



May 6, 2009

ooops. sorry. This is the right link to the N810-app.

Steve Riley
January 12, 2012

I really loved the app for blackberry, hope dropbox releases something for as well

my homepage
August 22, 2012

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