how to run dropbox terminal on debian base?
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I ran the last two commands on this page expecting to get a URL to type in a browser and gain access to my dropbox folder...

https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx


instead i got a long list of errors.  is there an easy way to install dropbox on the latest debian base and if so what is the command?

thanks
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(08-09-2016, 06:36 AM)run-time Wrote: I ran the last two commands on this page expecting to get a URL to type in a browser and gain access to my dropbox folder...

https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx


instead i got a long list of errors.  is there an easy way to install dropbox on the latest debian base and if so what is the command?

thanks

The packages they offer are only for x86 computers, the pine is ARM64 based
They do offer you an option to build from source... that should build the application for your architecture
https://www.dropbox.com/help/247
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thanks for the link waldo

using that page I was able to come up with this install script and get further but it still fails with  --  failed to recognize the operating system  --  

Code:
wget https://linux.dropbox.com/packages/nautilus-dropbox-2015.10.28.tar.bz2 && tar xjf ./nautilus-dropbox-2015.10.28.tar.bz2 && cd ./nautilus-dropbox-2015.10.28; ./configure; make; make install;
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ok My Bad, ..... looks like their install script hasn't heard of aarm64 or even armv6l
So lets go take another road ... the open source community gives you alternatives most of the time
would you be able to live with https://github.com/andreafabrizi/Dropbox-Uploader ?
... Not used it myself but the official app won't get support unless you can convince droppbox to support arm achitectures.
Be sure to install curl before you try this script .... sudo apt-get install curl
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#5
I used Unison to sync UNIXish things with my Dropbox acount...

Tried a whole bunch of different things...  and Unison is the only one that seems to work okay...

There's not even native Dropbox for Raspberry PI - so forget about Pine64.   The amount of work-a-rounds I've seen implemented to around this...

I even tried Owncloud for a little while - but too many issues e.g. refusing connections because of version or SSL issues when authenticating to my own Ownload running on my NAS!

So - I'd recommend investigating "unison"...   The only Windows machine I have is here at work - but I've got three x86 linux machines at home with Dropbox working on them "natively" - I just push sync using Unison from one of my Linux boxes to a Linux ARM machine I have on the "edge" of my router - then I can use unison over SSH to pull stuff over the interwebs (assuming wherever I happen to be doesn't block outgoing SSH)...   I may move it to 443...
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