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(Solved with help from another forum) Can't install Dropbox
« on: December 09, 2014, 12:03:58 am »
Me either. It wont finish installing. Says 100% but just sits there and never finishes.

Edit: Topic Split from posting: can't get dropbox to work as it is a topic in it's own right.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 10:54:43 pm by SamuelWhiskey »

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Re: Can't install Dropbox
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 03:16:13 am »
Why are you trying to install Dropbox? it is pre-installed.  It is located at: menu > Internet > Dropbox. It just needs configuration. 

Is this a new installation of Peppermint?  If so, have you updated and upgraded your system?  If not, please open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.  Enter the following command into the terminal window:

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apt update && apt dist-upgrade -y
Hit enter and enter your user password if asked and hit enter again:

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This will bring your system up to date.  Once this has finished, reboot your system as there may be kernel updates.  Now try to configure Dropbox.  I hope this helps  ;).
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Re: Can't install Dropbox
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 09:25:42 am »
I must say that I'm a bit disappointed with Peppermint 5's Dropbox integration. Your terminal command "apt update && apt dist-upgrade -y" may work but Dropbox simply works out of the Box (pun! :P) in other Ubuntu-derived distros like Lubuntu. Why can't the Peppermint team just copy Lubuntu's Dropbox integration so it'll work out-of-box in Peppermint, too? Or would that be too simple and easy?
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Re: Can't install Dropbox
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 10:21:18 am »
Hi SamuelWhiskey, sorry to hear you are still having issues configuring Dropbox.  Now you have got your machine up to speed, (the commands given are standard update upgrade commands for Debian based distros).  Can you explain exactly what is happening when you try to configure Dropbox?  This way we are able to better ascertain what the issue is.  Many thanks  ;).
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Re: Can't install Dropbox
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 06:06:21 pm »
A system update will fix the dropbox integration (and really should be one of the first things you do post install) .. what more can we do to fix a bug ?
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Re: Can't install Dropbox
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 10:23:55 pm »
Hi SamuelWhiskey, sorry to hear you are still having issues configuring Dropbox.  Now you have got your machine up to speed, (the commands given are standard update upgrade commands for Debian based distros).  Can you explain exactly what is happening when you try to configure Dropbox?  This way we are able to better ascertain what the issue is.  Many thanks  ;).
Basically I installed and ran all upgrades FIRST, as this is not my first linux install, and I went to Menu, Internet, clicked on dropbox and the box which say it is installing dropbox (the box said this, not me by the way since someone asked why I was installing dropbox when it was already installed) as I have done with every Debian based Linux distro I have used in the last several years, but this one gets to 100% and sits there and never completes the "installation".
I am no expert, but usually at this point another box opens and you complete the set up and sign in to drop box. This never happens in this instance.
Thank you for your thoughtful reply.

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Re: (Solved with help from another forum) Can't install Dropbox
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 01:02:06 am »
Glad it is solved.

I wonder why you had this issue. It has only ever happenes to me when I try to run / install dropbox before updating.

How did you fix it?
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Re: (Solved with help from another forum) Can't install Dropbox
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2014, 03:31:44 am »
Hi SamuelWhiskey, that is great news  8).  This is the first time I've heard of this issue.  Peviously, any problems with Dropbox integration has always been resolved with the standard post-installation update/upgrade procedures  :-\.   Could you possibly let us know how you managed to resolve this or, provide a link to the forum where you found the solution?  This would really help us aid other people in the future if they encounter this problem.  Many thanks ;).
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