I started using Dropbox and couldn’t get it installed on my 64 bit fedora 14 machine. I found the solution and am just reposting here to hopefully guide someone to it quicker than I was able to find it.
Here is the dropbox forum page with the information and description of the issue (the answer that worked for me is the last post, by P K.)
Here is the solution in case you have dropbox installed, it is not working, and you don’t want to go through the forum post:
execstack -c ~/.dropbox-dist/_ctypes.so
If you haven’t installed it yet, here’s how I did it:
- I downloaded the fedora rpm file from the dropbox site. Get it here.
- I installed it using
yum localinstall <packagename>.rpm. This gave me “missing public key” error. The solution here was to edit (as superuser) the
/etc/yum.conffile and temporarily disable gpgcheck (ie, change
gpgcheck=0). Edit the file with something like
sudo gedit /etc/yum.conf
- You can skip this step, unless you want to see the problem. Once installed, run dropbox — either from the command line or the from the Application Launcher, under the Internet folder. This says you have to run a daemon, press OK. It says it is downloading and unpacking… and never finishes.
- Don’t forget to go back into
- In the terminal, type
execstack -c ~/.dropbox-dist/_ctypes.so<enter>
- Now, run dropbox from either from the command line or the from the Application Launcher, under the Internet folder.