Dropbox Installation

Run these commands

wget https://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/rpm-public-key.asc

gpg --import rpm-public-key.asc
[limo@lenovo ~]$ wget https://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/rpm-public-key.asc
--2021-09-17 14:07:37--  https://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/rpm-public-key.asc
Loaded CA certificate '/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt'
Resolving linux.dropbox.com (linux.dropbox.com)...,,, ...
Connecting to linux.dropbox.com (linux.dropbox.com)||:443... connected.

still waiting!

It should have taken 1-2 seconds at most

then again did it, I had

wget https://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/rpm-public-key.asc
--2021-09-17 14:11:54--  https://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/rpm-public-key.asc
Loaded CA certificate '/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt'
Resolving linux.dropbox.com (linux.dropbox.com)...,,, ...
Connecting to linux.dropbox.com (linux.dropbox.com)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 975 [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘rpm-public-key.asc’

rpm-public-key.asc       100%[==================================>]     975  --.-KB/s    in 0s      

2021-09-17 14:11:55 (6.91 MB/s) - ‘rpm-public-key.asc’ saved [975/975]

[limo@lenovo ~]$ 

ok now import it with this command

gpg --import rpm-public-key.asc

Seems we are almost there! I hope.

[limo@lenovo ~]$ gpg --import rpm-public-key.asc
gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on homedir '/home/limo/.gnupg'
gpg: key FC918B335044912E: public key "Dropbox Automatic Signing Key <linux@dropbox.com>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
[limo@lenovo ~]$ 

Looks like a success to me!

Now, finally try installing dropbox

yay -S dropbox --noconfirm

Finally appeared in my menu!
Thanks a lot flyingcakes and thanks a lot QAP

This forum and you guys are amazing! :+1: :+1: :+1:

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nice got there in end! welcome to forum and spread the word!

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Just curious, does installing from yay compile from source? I read the messages while installing Dropbox and catfish, seemed to me it was compiling something on my machine.
I hope you brief answer and guide me to read more! Please.
Thank you.

Yes but you can use just binaries instead where already compiled and for faster install.

i.e. notice how more votes and can choose brave-bin instead of brave below as example.

Brave Browser

Find the software you want and install using pacman command from Official Repo

If not there then yay command to install from Unofficial Arch User Repo . Look at votes, comments and package not out of date first.

But forum will always help best they can if create separate thread. Lots of reading from Arch wiki and Distrotube is great youtube channel for knowledge! :slight_smile:

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Thanks for the reply.

As far as my humble understanding isn’t it better to compile (so that it compiles taking into consideration your own specific machine and software)?
Am I getting it right?

While that capability/possibility exists - it is NOT automatically given by choosing to compile. There are configuration(s) that can be set for that - but they don’t happen without you learning them and choosing them!

Most of the time, choosing a -bin version from the AUR is an advantage (especially time-wise) - after checking the PKGBUILD for content, and noticing the information provided with it in the AUR
(popularity counts, comments, etc).

ENjoy, either way…

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Installing from AUR builds the packages yes, though be cautious of binaries in AUR

If you want you can always install the dropbox flatpak if you dont want to deal with AUR in this case.

Till now it is fine with me. I don’t care much if it takes some more time compiling if at the end I’ll get something like tailored for me.

I just do the yay command (as I find it anywhere), dont know even how to chose!
I am new to Arch in general, been on rpm and deb previously.
But Arch seems really interesting.

you can run

yay search terms

and it will give you a list. You can input the number of package you want to install.

Mmmm… I started in 2000 (SuSe and OpenSuse) till 2013, a few deb for a short while…
That time there was nothing (to my knowledge at least other than download and click/ double click the deb or rpm)

I see a lot has changed since 2013. I don’t even know what does flatpack mean. (Sorry, I’m a bit old, but always curious about learning new things)

All the info you need on flatpak :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:



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Thanks a lot Echoa
I’ll read as much as I can. And for sure I’ll be back again to ask lots of silly questions (away from Linux from like 8 years. A lot has changed I see)

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