Objective

The objective is to install and integrate Dropbox with Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Desktop

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver - GNOME
  • Software: - Dropbox v41.4.80

Requirements

Privileged access to

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Other Versions of this Tutorial

Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)

Instructions

Install Dropbox

The following linux command will install Dropbox's transition package:
$ sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox

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Start Dropbox

After successful installation of the Dropbox transition package launch Dropbox from activities menu:

launch dropbox - ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver


This will trigger the download of the main Dropbox's binaries:

download dropbox - ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver


When prompted enter your Dropbox credentials:

sign-in dropbox - ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver


After login your Dropbox is ready synced:

sync dropbox - ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver


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