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666philb


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PostPosted: Sat 31 Dec 2011, 16:22    Post subject:  

another possible solution.....

i think it is happening when dropbox updates itself... and it creates a new hidden folder in root/.dropbox-dist-new

try linking the dropbox binary in there to /root/startup

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2012, 18:33    Post subject:  

666philb wrote:
another possible solution.....

i think it is happening when dropbox updates itself... and it creates a new hidden folder in root/.dropbox-dist-new

try linking the dropbox binary in there to /root/startup


Could not find .dropbox-dist-new. However, I again uninstalled all Dropbox files, including nautilus-dropbox files which I may have missed the first time, and Python. Downloaded portable Dropbox 1.1.43 again; clicked the executable (gear?) Dropbox file in my Downloads folder; noticed that a /root/.dropbox folder was created; moved the executable file from Downloads folder into the /root/.dropbox folder; created a script in Startup folder; and Dropbox finally autostarts at login without going through the acct setup process each time.
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jodother

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jan 2012, 06:48    Post subject: dropbox
Subject description: buggy startup
 

Thanks again for your tips. Deleting the hidden folders doesn't help, it just makes Dropbox forget that there already exists a Dropbox folder and some settings and ask for it in the setup procedure.

Meanwhile I switched over to the lupu edition of xfce 4.6.2 (which I like a lot BTW), and the thunar plugin describe above seems to work. Under this desktop Dropbox autostarts without any tweaks, but still launching the setup and asking for my account data.

Will try the portable version later.
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jan 2012, 09:44    Post subject:  

666philb wrote:
hi geoffrey

I haven't had a go with your pet as i don't use thunar. It sounds good though, that right click to get a download link , i would find very convenient. Do you know if there's a way to get it to work on rox?

If you ever need more space, there is also 'spideroak' which gives you 2gb
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/SpiderOak/download

and if you don't mind using wine , there's sugarsync which gives you 5gb
https://www.sugarsync.com/

cheers

666philb



666philb, a belated reply, I found some info that may allow you to make a menu entry Copy Dropbox Public Link, it is for Thunar but it may be of some use, at the moment I'm playing with Saluki so don't have Rox to work with, my other plugin didn't work so I tried this and it does the job.
http://www.debianuserforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=14699&sid=93fed8d5e94821a475043d286cdc4674#p14699

Here is the python script it's not a gz, just remove the gz and make sure that it's executable.

I'm kind of sure that you should already have xclip, I didn't so heres a link http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/xclip-0.10.pet

Heres the bash script part, I really don't know if this is of any use to you but it may give you some idea on how to do it for rox
Code:
bash -c "dropbox.py puburl %n | xclip -i -selection clipboard"


hope you find this useful

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2012, 01:07    Post subject:  

updated my first post with new plugin that works with dropbox installed on Salukihttp://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=512610#512610
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2012, 03:55    Post subject:  

portable version works ok, i. e. it just launches dropbox without any set up dialogs. It doesn't autostart but that's not a big problem for me - I suppose puppy boots faster without this way.

Maybe the problems with the dropbox .pet are due to the fact that I run puppy from my flash drive.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb 2012, 11:16    Post subject:  

@jodother: I'd wager it's not the flash drive installation that does it, but a specific version.

Up until my Dropbox auto-updated to version 1.2.50 or 1.2.51, I could get it to launch automatically on startup- provided the launch script waited a few first seconds, via the "sleep" command- and it never asked me for my login and setup preferences, like it does now.

It may be that the latest version just has issues running on Puppy. (Not too surprising, if accurate- Puppy is a bit of an odd duck, and they really only support the Nautilus file manager anyway.) Since Dropbox forces updates, with no true opt-out choice in the preferences, it seems likely his could be a common fault.

I'm going to download a few slightly older releases, try to find a way to keep them from auto-updating, and see if the issue goes away. I'll update here if it works, and maybe throw up a bug complaint on the Dropbox website, once I figure out where bug reports are meant to go over there.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb 2012, 19:29    Post subject:  

yeah.. it's happening to me now......

a good idea to post in their bug thread TheAsterisk!, i'll join you!!

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb 2012, 09:01    Post subject:  

666philb wrote:
yeah.. it's happening to me now......

a good idea to post in their bug thread TheAsterisk!, i'll join you!!


Embarassed I forgot about that... Too many distractions, I suppose. Sorry!

Well, it's done now, at least. I'll link to my topic on their forums below. If you or anyone else made a separate topic, please let me know, and I'll drop by yours as well.
http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=54517
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Dropbox version: Linux desktop client, x86, 1.2.51
Linux distribution: Puppy Linux "Slacko" 531

The Dropbox desktop client runs perfectly well once started, but on startup (whether scripted at boot or run manually) the client always acts as though it has not been configured before and is not linked to this computer.

I understand that the client is setup primarily for Nautilus, and Puppy uses ROX-Filer, but that shouldn't affect more than icon display and right-click options via the file manager, should it? (To head off any confusion, though Puppy is often used as a dedicated LiveCD/USB distribution, I have in fact installed the system, and Dropbox remains installed- it just can't seem to keep track of my account details.)

I have tried reconfiguring the client, and unlinking and later re-linking the computer, but it does not seem to solve the issue.

This was not always an issue. I'm not sure exactly what version update the issue first presented itself with, but I know that version 1.1.43 did not do this, but 1.2.51 definitely does. The story is the same whether the client updates from an earlier version or if 1.2.51 is installed from scratch.

There are also a few threads over on the Puppy Linux forum with posts concerning this issue. If anyone would like to have a look at them, let me know and I'll post some links.

Any help or tips here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

I figured I'd ask first, just in case we've missed some ancient Dropbox-fu, and if they're stumped then there's always support tickets, etc.

EDIT: I've posted in another related thread. (The Dropbox forums have a messier search than this one, if you can believe it- or maybe I'm just used to this one. Laughing I missed a ton of Puppy-related threads, many on just this issue.) Here's the link, in case it turns out to be helpful: http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=52647
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 11:07    Post subject:  

Same issues still present- user's login credentials not saved, etc.- but I have packaged up the latest stable (1.6.16) release for 32-bit and 64-bit Puppies if anyone wants it. Latest beta release (1.7.2) is also available.

No additional Python dependencies on these packages, either.

http://www.theasterisk.tk/packages/internet/dropbox

In these dot-pets, Dropbox itself is installed to "/opt/dropbox" but symlink'd to "/root/.dropbox-dist", and it is not setup to start on boot. (A tiny script to do that is also available from the link above.)

Menu entry under "Network".

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:33    Post subject:  

brown_mouse has found a portable dropbox version that is seeming to work so far http://portablelinuxapps.org/download/Dropbox%201.1.43
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:01    Post subject:  

Geoffrey wrote:
666philb wrote:
hi geoffrey

I haven't had a go with your pet as i don't use thunar. It sounds good though, that right click to get a download link , i would find very convenient. Do you know if there's a way to get it to work on rox?

If you ever need more space, there is also 'spideroak' which gives you 2gb
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/SpiderOak/download

and if you don't mind using wine , there's sugarsync which gives you 5gb
https://www.sugarsync.com/

cheers

666philb



666philb, a belated reply, I found some info that may allow you to make a menu entry Copy Dropbox Public Link, it is for Thunar but it may be of some use, at the moment I'm playing with Saluki so don't have Rox to work with, my other plugin didn't work so I tried this and it does the job.
http://www.debianuserforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=14699&sid=93fed8d5e94821a475043d286cdc4674#p14699

Here is the python script it's not a gz, just remove the gz and make sure that it's executable.

I'm kind of sure that you should already have xclip, I didn't so heres a link http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/xclip-0.10.pet

Heres the bash script part, I really don't know if this is of any use to you but it may give you some idea on how to do it for rox
Code:
bash -c "dropbox.py puburl %n | xclip -i -selection clipboard"


hope you find this useful

Geoffrey


hi geoffrey, i kinda had given up on dropbox with the problems we were having, how ever the portable one is working well so far. and i used the python script you sent me, and it works well in rox... copying the public link to the clipboard
this code works fine in a script
Code:
#!/bin/sh
/usr/bin/dropbox.py puburl "$@" | xclip -i -selection clipboard


thank you

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2012, 13:16    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Feb 2013, 17:49    Post subject:  Dropbox
Subject description: asks for login info on each startup
 

I view the request at every startup as a handy security feature.

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