Package Details: dropbox 183.4.7058-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: dropbox
Description: A free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom
Submitter: mtorromeo
Maintainer: mtorromeo
Last Packager: mtorromeo
Votes: 2384
Popularity: 2.94
First Submitted: 2009-01-22 14:21 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-09-25 07:29 (UTC)

Dependencies (14)

Sources (8)

Pinned Comments

yan12125 commented on 2019-01-05 16:39 (UTC) (edited on 2019-02-27 08:11 (UTC) by yan12125)

Run the following command in case you got errors during "Verifying source file signatures with gpg..."

gpg --recv-keys 1C61A2656FB57B7E4DE0F4C1FC918B335044912E

Alternatively, you can download Dropbox's public key from and import it with:

gpg --import rpm-public-key.asc

You can check whether keys are successfully imported or not using the output of gpg -k. You should find something like this:

pub   rsa2048 2010-02-11 [SC]
uid           [ unknown] Dropbox Automatic Signing Key <>

yan12125 commented on 2018-08-01 11:41 (UTC) (edited on 2020-01-24 15:13 (UTC) by yan12125)

If you can't run the dropbox@ service normally, try to create a read-only directory ~/.dropbox-dist and run again.

yan12125 commented on 2017-11-06 15:13 (UTC) (edited on 2019-03-18 03:50 (UTC) by yan12125)

Some useful places for issues about Dropbox itself (not the package):

  1. Official Dropbox user feedback forum

  2. Arch Linux discussion places:, #archlinux on,

Latest Comments

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Wild_Penguin commented on 2023-09-11 16:53 (UTC)

I'm, using KDE Plasma, so definitely different GUI backend / libraries. I'm actually confused what dropbox uses as the backend natively.

hildigerr commented on 2023-09-11 14:31 (UTC)

I'm using dropbox with libappindicator-gtk3 and not having any issues (using LXPanel). Maybe your panel application is to blame?

Wild_Penguin commented on 2023-09-11 11:56 (UTC)


If I install libappindicator-gtk3, the submenus in the tray icon ("Recently Changed Files", "Snooze Notifications") cease to function. Also, sometimes the whole menu opens mostly offscreen (outside the bottom part of the screen), however reopening it fill work around the latter issue.

Just FYI (and everyone else): In case you prefer functionality over theming, removing the package and context menus will work, but of course without the desired theming.

Any idea if dropbox or libappindicator is the culprit here?

FWIW I haven't tested with libappindicator-bzr.

rellieberman commented on 2023-08-27 17:02 (UTC)

Hi and thanks for maintaining this package! I recently got a 4k screen and am having issues with the dropbox tray icon and gui being extremely small and being very hard to view. looked for various solutions online but didn't find any. Could you please point me in the right direction? Thanks alot!

fred118 commented on 2023-08-04 11:07 (UTC) (edited on 2023-08-04 11:15 (UTC) by fred118)

I'm getting signature errors on file dropbox-lnx.x86_64-178.4.4811.tar.gz

I imported the keys as you suggest in the pinned commands, but it did not help.

Is there something wrong with that file?

Here is my output (sorry for the German)

Erstelle dropbox...
Running as unit: run-u856.service
Press ^] three times within 1s to disconnect TTY.
==> Erstelle Paket: dropbox 178.4.4811-1 (Fr 04 Aug 2023 13:05:38 CEST)
==> Prüfe Laufzeit-Abhängigkeiten...
==> Prüfe Buildtime-Abhängigkeiten...
==> Empfange Quellen...
  -> DropboxGlyph_Blue.svg gefunden
  -> terms.txt gefunden
  -> dropbox.service gefunden
  -> dropbox@.service gefunden
  -> Lade dropbox-lnx.x86_64-178.4.4811.tar.gz herunter...
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  108M  100  108M    0     0  16.7M      0  0:00:06  0:00:06 --:--:-- 17.7M
  -> Lade dropbox-lnx.x86_64-178.4.4811.tar.gz.asc herunter...
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   488  100   488    0     0   4226      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  4243
==> Überprüfe source Dateien mit sha256sums...
    DropboxGlyph_Blue.svg ... Erfolg
    terms.txt ... Erfolg
    dropbox.service ... Erfolg
    dropbox@.service ... Erfolg
==> Überprüfe source_x86_64 Dateien mit sha256sums...
    dropbox-lnx.x86_64-178.4.4811.tar.gz ... Erfolg
    dropbox-lnx.x86_64-178.4.4811.tar.gz.asc ... Übersprungen
==> Überprüfe Signaturen der Quell-Dateien mit gpg...
    dropbox-lnx.x86_64-178.4.4811.tar.gz ... cat: Schreibfehler: Datenübergabe unterbrochen (broken pipe)
==> FEHLER: Eine oder mehrere PGP-Signaturen konnten nicht überprüft werden!
Finished with result: exit-code
Main processes terminated with: code=exited/status=1

al_F commented on 2023-07-30 11:51 (UTC)

Reverting a change made in /etc/pacman.conf removed the problem and dropbox installed fine. Thanks for maintaining this!

Details at

al_F commented on 2023-07-30 10:54 (UTC)

Trying to install the latest update I get "package missing required signature"

Anyone have an idea how to resolve that?

gpg -k returns the correct key

rcrath commented on 2023-07-12 20:08 (UTC)

My problem (stuck on starting) is resolved. nothing to do with AUR. if you run into the problem, the solution is chattr -R -i ~\Dropbox and move any files it turns up outside dropbox. more here. thnx for suggestions!

rellieberman commented on 2023-07-04 06:51 (UTC) (edited on 2023-07-04 06:53 (UTC) by rellieberman)

Hi and thanks for this package maintenance

upon updating to the latest version I am getting the following error during build

makepkg -sic


Retrieving sources... -> Found DropboxGlyph_Blue.svg ==> ERROR: terms.txt was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.

what should I do? Thanks again!

gothicVI commented on 2023-05-21 08:29 (UTC)

@rcrath what python version are you running? If it's 3.11, did you rebuild all aur packages after upgrading?