Package Details: dropbox 109.4.517-1

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Package Base: dropbox
Description: A free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: mtorromeo
Maintainer: mtorromeo
Last Packager: mtorromeo
Votes: 2342
Popularity: 6.67
First Submitted: 2009-01-22 14:21
Last Updated: 2020-11-09 10:17

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Pinned Comments

yan12125 commented on 2019-01-05 16:39

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

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

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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albuntu commented on 2020-09-04 17:05

I have (a) problem(s): Although I imported the key via 'sudo gpg --import rpm-public-key.asc' Dropbox will not be installed: ... ==> Überprüfe Signaturen der Quell-Dateien mit gpg... dropbox-lnx.x86_64-104.4.175.tar.gz ... FEHLGESCHLAGEN (Unbekannter öffentlicher Schlüssel FC918B335044912E) ==> FEHLER: Eine oder mehrere PGP-Signaturen konnten nicht überprüft werden! Fehler beim Erstellen von dropbox ... What can I do?

brandon.arnold commented on 2020-08-26 19:23

@wooque I guess the dropbox tray picks up different methods of showing generating the sign in link, then, depending on the environment. For me, it did not work until I installed Qt5, and qt5-base is one method out of quite a few of doing that. I'm sure GTK is also adequate.

wooque commented on 2020-08-26 07:46

I don't have qt5-base neither and I just successfully signed in my account

brandon.arnold commented on 2020-08-26 05:29

I recommend adding qt5-base as a dependency. The Sign In dialog doesn't work without Qt5, which I just learned trying to get this package to work in my i3 system tray.

thebombzen commented on 2020-08-08 14:58

@eisterman This exact issue has already been explained to the maintainer, who refuses to fix this problem. The maintainer of this package seems to believe, incorrectly, that the -f flag is not what people want.

yfc commented on 2020-08-08 14:02

@yan12125 and @jerz4evr Finally got Dropbox installed. Thanks so much for your help!

Devastator commented on 2020-07-05 13:39

Something wrong with /usr/bin/dropbox symlink, but i have no idea whats wrong. I get error:

dropbox: locating interpreter
!! dropbox: can't trust path, fall back on working directory (relative)!
!! dropbox: failed to resolve program path (No such file or directory)!
!! dropbox: no executable path! (error 1)
Aborted (core dumped)

When i launch from /opt/dropbox/dropbox then no errors.

eisterman commented on 2020-07-02 00:14

In PKGBUILD, prepare(), if it already finds the existing dropbox.desktop file, rather than overwriting because it already exists, it raise an error, which often happens if an installation has abnormally crashed before.

In particular, line 45 should be replaced with gendesk -f --pkgname="$pkgname" --pkgdesc="$pkgdesc" --categories=Network PKGBUILD adding the flag -f to overwrite the dropbox.desktop file during preparation.

varunsbhatta commented on 2020-06-17 19:28

Build is failing with the following log.

==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    DropboxGlyph_Blue.svg ... Passed
    terms.txt ... Passed
    dropbox.service ... Passed
    dropbox@.service ... Passed
==> Validating source_x86_64 files with sha256sums...
    dropbox-lnx.x86_64-99.4.501.tar.gz ... FAILED
    dropbox-lnx.x86_64-99.4.501.tar.gz.asc ... Skipped
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!
Failed to build dropbox

I have the imported the right keys (as mentioned in the pinned comment). Any help?

ranger commented on 2020-06-05 14:55

@nthorderindex, maybe you should try to install without any aur helpers? To see if the problem is with your system or with the aur helper