Install Dropbox in Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

Update 15 Nov 2011

To install Dropbox on Fedora 16, please check out this post: Install Dropbox on Fedora 16

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The best method to install Dropbox in Fedora 15 (Lovelock) is to configure Dropbox repository and perform a yum install from the system terminal.

Configure Dropbox Repository

Create a file called dropbox.repo with the following, or you can download a copy from here:

[Dropbox]
name=Dropbox Repository
baseurl=http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/$releasever/
gpgkey=http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/rpm-public-key.asc

Place the file under /etc/yum.repos.d.

Installing Dropbox

Run yum install using the command:

$sudo yum install nautilus-dropbox

Update: If you encounter any error while downloading nautilus-dropbox. You might need to change the base url in the repo file from http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/$releasever/ to http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/14/

Post Installation Setup

After installation is completed, you need to run Dropbox application under Applications >> Internet >> Dropbox. Then you need to configure an account for the Dropbox.

Automation

You could also write a script file to automate the installation process. This script download the repository file that I’ve prepared and move it to the yum repository folder follow by installation of dropbox.

#! /bin/bash
#Add repo file from Dropbox
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30876345/repo/dropbox.repo
mv dropbox.repo /etc/yum.repos.d
#Installing Dropbox
yum install -y nautilus-dropbox

A copy of the script can be downloaded here.

Note: remember to give execution permission to the script by running the command:

$sudo chmod +x <script_name>

To run the script use the command:

$sudo ./<script_name>

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