Installing dropbox in command line can be very paintful if you don’t know some tips.
I will give you a complete tutorial based on my personal experience.
First you have to check how many bits your CPU server can handle (x64 or x86), just type this:
Then choose the correct repository
wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86"
wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86_64"
If you don’t have Python installed in your server, install it because Dropbox will need it
apt-get install python
Ensure that you’re not going to clog your home directory and extract the content
tar -tzf dropbox.tar.gz
tar -xvzf dropbox.tar.gz
Now, you can run dropbox
You should now see output like this
This client is not linked to any account... Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id=7d44a557aa58f285f2da0x67334d02c1 to link this machine.
Dropbox will loop on this message, copy this link, target it in your browser and log in to your Dropbox account, you will see a confirmation that your machine has been linked to your dropbox account.
PS: MAKE SURE TO NOT STOP THIS LOOP ! Copy the link by right clicking, but don’t press ctrl+C, it will stop the loop and your account will not be logged.
Now, we will get a python file from the dropbox site in order to start dropbox server.
mkdir -p ~/bin
wget -O ~/bin/dropbox.py "http://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/dropbox.py"
chmod 755 ~/bin/dropbox.py
Right ! Now we can have the list of available commands Dropbox has to offer
python ~/bin/dropbox.py help
Alright ! Now start dropbox server
python ~/bin/dropbox.py start
Check that server has been successfully started
python ~/bin/dropbox.py status
Congratulations, your dropbox folder is now on this directory
CONGRATULATIONS, it can’t be much simpler :).