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Old 09-22-2012, 07:17 PM
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Cool Dropbox for PC-BSD
I had to setup Dropbox on PC-BSD for my wife this weekend, and discovered that it is extremely easy to setup and get working. Because of the popularity of this software (and the lack of a native FreeBSD port), I decided to post the instructions for how to get Dropbox working on your system in less than 10 minutes.

----Installing Dropbox----
1) Install the PBI for "Wine" (or "Wine64" if using a 64 bit system)
2) Download the windows version of Dropbox from their main website[1].
3) Double-click on the downloaded file to perform the installation (I just used all the defaults)

----Using Dropbox----
1) Start the Dropbox program (from either the desktop or menu icons) and enter your login information to get it running.
2) It will automatically open the Wine Explorer to the Dropbox directory, just close this window. If you try to open files from this window, it will complain about not finding the necessary applications to read the file.
3) Just open up the "Dropbox" folder in your home directory instead (with whatever file manager you currently are using in PC-BSD). This folder is the one that Dropbox will manage and synchronize, so if you add/change files here, it will automatically be changed everywhere else you access your Dropbox account from.


I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions!


[1] https://www.dropbox.com/
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Great to hear

Dropbox is one of those programs, I use for a while and then think what did i ever do without it.

Does it automatically run whenever you login on PC-BSD ?
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Does it automatically run whenever you login on PC-BSD ?
Not that I have seen. I suppose it might be possible to add the appropriate dropbox startup command to your <home-dir>/.xprofile script, but I have not experimented with it to see what the full command needs to be. I would recommend looking at the "Exec" line within the dropbox desktop entry and see what the startup command is there.
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After installing Dropbox as instructed, I also added a Settings > Session and Startup > Application Autostart entry (I think this may be for XFCE only, other window/desktop managers may have something different) and can confirm it loads at startup as expected. My specific command line is:
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env WINEPREFIX="/home/Sean/.wine" wine C:\\users\\Sean\\Application\ Data\\Dropbox\\bin\\Dropbox.exe /home
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Problem: 17-Dec-2012, Dropbox will not install, in the Wine environment, giving the error, "can't find python.dll"
Fixed: 21-Dec-2012, I went back and grabbed, an earlier version, Dropbox 1.6.0, and this installed perfectly!
Using PC-BSD 9.1, Wine64

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Originally Posted by johnedstone View Post
Problem: 17-Dec-2012, Dropbox will not install, in the Wine environment, giving the error, "can't find python.dll"
Fixed: 21-Dec-2012, I went back and grabbed, an earlier version, Dropbox 1.6.0, and this installed perfectly!
Using PC-BSD 9.1, Wine64
Thanks, same problem here! But where do I find Dropbox 1.6?
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Here :
http://www.oldapps.com/dropbox.php?old_dropbox=8483
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But 1.6.0 didn't work for me, so I had to go back to 1.4.23 (http://www.oldapps.com/dropbox.php?old_dropbox=8476) and this version works !
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Dropbox 1.6.0

http://www.oldapps.com/dropbox.php?old_dropbox=8483
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I also found that v1.6.0 didn't install. Going back to 1.4.23 seems to have installed well and is syncing as I type.

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