Objective

The objective is to install Dropbox client on the Debian 9 Stretch Linux.

Requirements

Privileged access to your Debian 9 Stretch Linux is required.

Difficulty

EASY

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

Instructions

Add non-free Repository

Use your favourite text editor and edit /etc/apt/sources.list by adding non-free after main on each line. For example:
FROM:
deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ stretch main
TO:
deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ stretch main non-free
Once ready, run:
# apt update

Install DropBox Client

The installation of Dropbox is as simple as executing:
# apt install nautilus-dropbox

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Start and Complete Dropbox Installation

Using start menu locate dropbox's icon and start the actual application:

Start Dropbox application

Click OK to complete Dropbox installation:

Finish Dropbox application installation


Finish Dropbox application installation progress bar


Sign-in to Dropbox

Enter your Dropbox credentials:

Dropbox sign in

Open the nautilus integrated Dropbox folder:

Dropbox logged in


Dropbox open shared directory
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