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Debian, unlike Ubuntu, needs some quality TLC in-order to get it working properly … especially when you want to install addons like Dropbox. Dropbox (in Linux) works very well with Nautilus, except if you're using Debian Squeeze and use the 64 bit version (ie: AMD64, x86_64, x64, ect…) and you happen to want to use the latest version of Dropbox. Which, as of this writing is version 0.6.7.
If you try you'll come up against a wall, and unless you're a computer geek you might have troubles solving it.
SO, in-order to solve this issue I did some research and found this solution online. It takes you step by step on how to create your own build of Dropbox from the .deb files and to fix the dependency error.
Well, I thought that way was a bit long for everyone involved, so I did the steps myself (AND IT WORKS!!!) and I've uploaded it to my servers.
All you have to do it download the version below and install it. Small disclaimer: Use the file at your own risk 🙂 I built it from my x64 machine in Debian Squeeze, but I make no promises it'll work on your version. Try it out though and see.
- Debian Squeeze (fully updated … I'm using the testing repo's).
- Gnome 2.30.2 or newer.
- 64bit system. This is NOT built for x32 systems.
There are a few other requirements but you can find those out if it complains to you about missing libraries.
Download prebuilt Dropbox 0.7.1 for Debian Squeeze x64 Nautilus here: https://piotrkrzyzek.com/files/nautilus-dropbox_0.7.1_amd64.deb
- Linux version download page: http://www.dropbox.com/downloading?os=lnx
- My super awesome link to dropbox which gives us both a bit of free space if you sign up through me: https://piotrkrzyzek.com/recommends/dropbox