Install dropbox on CentOS with error-free yum

install Dropbox On CentOS7


  • Follow Offical Reference

  • Error handling : No package 'libnautilus-extension' found Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix. Alternatively, you may set the environment variables NAUTILUS_CFLAGS and NAUTILUS_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details.

# install docutils word system
$ sudo yum install gcc nautilus-devel docutils

Introduction and Background


  • When installing Dropbox on the CentOS-based environment (distribution: 6.4, Linux-kernel: 2.6.32-358.14.1.el6.i686), it may face the problem that the error of updating or installing default command "yum install" could be possible.

  • The problem would reveal. (The following figure is the complete message)

[[email protected] ~]# yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * atomic: mirrors.neusoft.edu.cn
 * base: mirror01.idc.hinet.net
 * elrepo: ftp.ne.jp
 * extras: mirror01.idc.hinet.net
 * rpmforge: ftp.kddilabs.jp
 * updates: mirror01.idc.hinet.net
http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/6/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: Dropbox. Please verify its path and try again
[[email protected] ~]#

Solve the problem


  • We could solve the problem by change the policy Dropbox followed. By changing the baseurl of Dropbox repository file located on /etc/yum.repos.d/dropbox.repo .

  • Use the following command to edit the policy file of Dropbox.

# vim /etc/yum.repos.d/dropbox.repo
  • The new policy could be changed as the following way :
[Dropbox]
name=Dropbox Repository
#baseurl=http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/$releasever/
baseurl=http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/19/
gpgkey=https://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/rpm-public-key.asc

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