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MyDbox,interactive Dropbox installer (cloud storage utility)
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Whitesnow


Joined: 20 Nov 2007
Posts: 103
Location: Italy

PostPosted: Fri 01 Aug 2014, 20:38    Post_subject:  MyDbox,interactive Dropbox installer (cloud storage utility)
Sub_title: installs latest Dropbox (root or spot user choice, 32 or 64 bit)
 

What MyDbox does:

- interacts with GUI user (information messages, as well as action and error management)
- installs latest Dropbox - https://dropbox.com - (root or spot user choice, 32 or 64 bit)
- space saving behaviour: leaves a clean system (no unuseful files, like downloaded archives or temporary directories)
- provides unofficial icon, launcher script, desktop entry and link to run/autorun Dropbox at every boot
- removes itself (unofficial icon, launcher script, desktop entry and link - and also Dropbox, according to user choice -)

Please note, Dropbox auto-updates itself, so you need to install once.

Full information about this project is on my blog (use search box). You can download MyDbox also via my repository. See my sign for addresses.
Program tested only on Slacko 5.7. Feedbacks are welcome. Thanks in advance. Smile
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phredo

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Aug 2014, 14:39    Post_subject:  

Installed fine. Thanks for the pet. But, like all my previous dropboxes, when I boot up dropbox starts but doesn't remember my account. I have to to through the signup process again, although it does then remember my dropbox folder location.

Isn't there some way to fix that, so it just asks for my password?
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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug 2014, 17:10    Post_subject:  

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when I boot up dropbox starts but doesn't remember my account. I have to to through the signup process again, although it does then remember my dropbox folder location.


I got this working via a clunky amount of steps, but works. Perhaps Whitesnow could incorporate some of my steps into his pet, which is far more elegant?

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=95470
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phredo

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug 2014, 18:49    Post_subject:  

Well, I seem to have found a solution to having to enter my info each time dropbox starts, from a post by Fernando S at forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=55766#post-410131 :

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Hi, I'm running puppy linux 5.25 and had the same problem, but I've found an easy fix to run dropbox under a FRUGAL install:

I moved the .dropbox folder outside the /root folder (where is installed by default), and made a link inside /root pointing to the real location. In my case, I've moved the .drobbox folder to /mnt/home/.dropbox

PAY ATTENTION THAT I'M MOVING AND LINKING THE .dropbox FOLDER, NOT THE Dropbox FOLDER
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Although he doesn't state it precisely, my dropbox folder is at /mnt/home/dropbox, and the method above worked for me. My first try was to move the .dropbox folder to my Dropbox folder, but it turns out that there is already a .dropbox file there, so I didn't replace the file with the folder, but moved the folder instead to the higher level, just as the instructions above say to do, e.g. to /mt/home. Now Dropbox automatically logs in, that is, it just shows up in the right tray.
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Whitesnow


Joined: 20 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep 2014, 04:15    Post_subject:  

It seems to me that this could be a permission problem.
/mnt/home is actually /initrd/mnt/dev_save and it's set to 777 by default (everyone could read, write and execute). So, moving your (default permission) .dropbox directory there means can do everything into it (read configuration files - your login data - included). Maybe, in your default root directory, permissions were more restrictive.

Please, verify your permissions for these directories:

- /root
- /root/spot (only if you chose this as Dropbox user)
- /mnt/home
- /<your-path>/.dropbox

At last, what Puppy do you run?

sfeeley wrote:
his pet

Her pet. I'm a woman.

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phredo

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep 2014, 14:45    Post_subject:  

In my case, when I look at "properties" for each folder, in /root every item on the grid is checked except for Group/Write and World/Write. In dev_save all nine categories are checked.

My .dropbox folder is now in home (aka dev_save).

I'm running Slacko 5.7 and not using spot.

As I wrote earlier, Dropbox starts up and logs in on its own transparently.
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