How To Download & Install Dropbox Client on Ubuntu

Dropbox is a cloud storage service with which we can store up to 2GB of data for free.

The Dropbox client that helps us to synchronize our files with the cloud service is available for  Ubuntu, Fedora, and Debian.

In this tutorial, we show you how to install it and that it works correctly.

Download & Install Dropbox for Ubuntu

Download Dropbox from its official site.

In my case, it would be a deb package of Ubuntu 64 bits.

Then we go to the console and go to the path where the deb we have downloaded and write to the terminal (the name of the .deb file will be different from the one in this example):

sudo aptitude update
sudo dpkg -i dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64.deb

Once installed we go to Applications -> Internet -> Dropbox

Now we will get a window where we will have to put our name and password of Dropbox.

Once the installation is completed, you can log in to your account in this service and start using it to make backup copies or synchronize your files.

It may happen that Dropbox cannot verify binary signatures if python-gpgme is not installed. We can install python-gpgme by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt install python-gpgme

The Dropbox Linux client supports HTTP, SOCKS4, and SOCKS5.

You can configure the proxy in Dropbox Preferences> Proxies. This is useful if your country or area is prohibited from using this storage service.

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