DropBox client on Raspberry Pi

DropBox installer client can be installed from source on Raspberry Pi.

The client expects GUI with nautilus installed which is not available by default on Pi. The installation however succeeds.

You will need to install libnautilus-extension-dev and python-docutils:

apt-get install libnautilus-extension-dev and python-docutils

Then install using:

./configure;make;sudo make install

However the whole process is in vain as it cannot install the daemon (server) dropbox with:

dropbox start -i

In the end you get the dreaded:

Error: Platform not supported

Would you like a solution – would you like to use Dropbox on Raspberry Pi?

Drop me a comment below and I may be able to help.

Author: Angsuman Chakraborty

Software architect and entrepreneur with substantial experience in designing and developing enterprise software and services for Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. Enjoys solving complex software and bioinformatics problems. Currently heading a product development & outsourcing company specializing in Web 2.0 technologies. Specialties: Software Architecture, Software Design, Software Consultant, Java Developer, Web 2.0, Custom product development, Bioinformatics, Software Outsourcing, Management Consultant

6 thoughts on “DropBox client on Raspberry Pi”

  1. Hi, I’ve just finished installing Ubunto on my first raspberry pi 3, and I’ve thought about installing dropbox to move files between my computer and the pi easily, so I can develop on my PC in a comfortable IDE and then run the code on the pi.
    If you have a neat solution to the platform not supported issue that would be sweet.

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