Dropbox is a service offering file hosting for their users. Some of Dropbox's features include: cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software.The following step-by-step guide will provide you with the instructions on how to install and integrate Dropbox on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8using the flatpak command.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to enable Flathub repository.
  • How to install Dropbox on RHEL 8 using the flatpak command.
  • How to launch and integrate Dropbox.
Dropbox on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Workstation.
Dropbox on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Workstation.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
Software Flatpak 1.0.4
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
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

How to install Dropbox on RHEL 8 step by step instructions


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  1. Enable the Flathub repository:
    # flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
    
  2. Install Dropbox Client using the Flatpak package:
    # flatpak install flathub com.dropbox.Client
    
  3. Start the Dropbox client from the Activities menu by searching for dropbox:
    Launch Dropbox client on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Workstation.
    Launch Dropbox client on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Workstation.
  4. Use your Dropbox credentials to login:
    Login to Dropbox.
    Login to Dropbox.
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