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Installing Dropbox on Puppy Linux
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DL62

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov 2011, 05:44    Post subject:  

OK thanks.

A really stupid question, but can you point me to something which explains what Python is and how to install it.

Just moved from Windows and only been using Puppy for a few weeks!
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DPUP5520

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov 2011, 10:10    Post subject:  

Python is a programming language like perl or ruby and it can be installed from the puppy package manager.

http://www.python.org/

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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov 2011, 12:40    Post subject:  

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I have now got Dropbox working by a different method and download so not an urgent problem.


Can you explain or link to your other method? It would be nice to have different dropbox options all on this thread.
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DL62

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov 2011, 17:22    Post subject:  

sfeeley wrote:
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I have now got Dropbox working by a different method and download so not an urgent problem.


Can you explain or link to your other method? It would be nice to have different dropbox options all on this thread.


I went to http://portablelinuxapps.org/network/dropbox and downloaded Dropbox 1.1.43. Then I right clicked, chose Permissions and made executable. Then I made a shortcut on the Desktop which I can click when I want to use Dropbox.

Please excuse my non-geek approach but I am just an ordinary consumer new to Puppy after 30 odd years of Windows!
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DaveS


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PostPosted: Fri 11 Nov 2011, 17:38    Post subject:  

DL62 wrote:
sfeeley wrote:
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I have now got Dropbox working by a different method and download so not an urgent problem.


Can you explain or link to your other method? It would be nice to have different dropbox options all on this thread.


I went to http://portablelinuxapps.org/network/dropbox and downloaded Dropbox 1.1.43. Then I right clicked, chose Permissions and made executable. Then I made a shortcut on the Desktop which I can click when I want to use Dropbox.

Please excuse my non-geek approach but I am just an ordinary consumer new to Puppy after 30 odd years of Windows!


I use pretty much the same system most of the time except I make the link to /root/Startup, that way dropbox starts at boot and runs in the background all the time.

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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb 2012, 14:19    Post subject:  

As suggested, I got the portableapp of dropbox http://portablelinuxapps.org/network/dropbox

and then followed this tip
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I use pretty much the same system most of the time except I make the link to /root/Startup, that way dropbox starts at boot and runs in the background all the time.


But dropbox isn't starting automatically when I boot. It will only run if I click the dropbox file (or its link that I put in /root/startup)

(running lucid 5.2 frugal; 2 gigs ram)

Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 07:16    Post subject:  

Make sure it's /root/Startup
(capital "S")

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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2012, 08:58    Post subject:  

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Make sure it's /root/Startup
(capital "S")


I checked, but that doesn't seem to be the problem (see attached screenshot)
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johnywhy

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2012, 14:48    Post subject:  

DPUP5520 wrote:
Didn't wanna start up a new thread so i thought i'd just bump this old one with a new version of dropbox 0.6.7 (need to have a savefile cause it downloads the actual binary once you start it up thats why its so small)


on Saluki, this pet installs fine, but gives me
Code:
Failed to execute command "dropbox start -i".
Failed to execute child process "dropbox" (No such file or directory)


any ideas?
thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Jan 2013, 04:15    Post subject:  DropBox  

Confused What happen? Pet gone! Where can a Slacko 5.4 get? Crying or Very sad
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DPUP5520

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Jan 2013, 05:57    Post subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=578505#578505

that just links back to the second page where the .7.0 pet is. I don't know if it will work in Slacko though.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 May 2013, 13:36    Post subject:  

I didn't want to bother with Python (I'd already installed far too many things trying to get Unison syncing between different operating systems, and had gotten to the point of hating computers again), but I had success with the dropbox PET from this thread http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=608613
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