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Offline Ayceman

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About using Dropbox
« on: 28. December 2014, 20:20:43 »
No longer an issue - still stickied in case of recurrence - solution currently in unstable

If you applied this dropbox 2 fix, restore your dropbox-dist to update organically again:


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rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist
With recent issues (apparently QT related) regarding the Dropbox 3 series, I instituted a workaround solution. This solution is just getting expanded now.

There are 2 packages in the repos (or will be if you're reading this just after posting):


dropbox3 - The latest branch dropbox. If it works fine use this.

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dropbox2 - The last 2-series branch. If you have tray issues, use this, and to prevent self updating do:

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rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist
install -dm0 ~/.dropbox-dist

If you uninstall it don't forget to remove the location:

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rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist
« Last Edit: 16. February 2015, 03:11:23 by Ayceman »

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #1 on: 30. December 2014, 14:18:02 »
Ah ha! Tks Ayceman.....

I uninstalled Dropbox 3.0.4-1 since it was stalling the last update. I got "can not update, dropbox2 and dropbox3 are in conflict" - I've only ever used Dropbox 3 ?

I then ran the Manjaro update, rebooted (Grub worked  :) ) and loaded Pamac to reinstall Dropbox. I always have the AUR box checked and the first "Dropbox" I came to (highest in list) was the AUR one so I just blindly installed that. But despite the transaction appearing to go fine, nothing was installed. I then read this post and reinstalled Dropbox 3 (further down my Pamac list) from the local repo and everything is fine. My settings/files/login etc is as it was b4 I started the entire process.

So, all is well. Question: There seems to be exactly the same package in the AUR and Manjaro local repos. Obv much better to use the latter one - should they both be appearing in the Pamac search?

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #2 on: 31. December 2014, 13:24:10 »
They do actually both appear as they have different names. This was necessary because dropbox2 has a replace=dropbox, so I also had to introduce dropbox3 with a different name than the AUR package.

Best way to see them is to disable Aur search as there are a lot of dropbox related packages that have a - which come before 2 or 3 in the character order.

EDIT: I'll edit the arrays so that conflicts are less of a problem.
« Last Edit: 31. December 2014, 14:07:52 by Ayceman »

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #3 on: 03. January 2015, 13:22:19 »
Yeah, it's sometimes difficult to know which package is the best to install, the names should be more descriptive, in my opinion.

I use dropbox from the AUR and works great, so, why changing?

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #4 on: 03. January 2015, 16:18:23 »
Yeah, it's sometimes difficult to know which package is the best to install, the names should be more descriptive, in my opinion.

I use dropbox from the AUR and works great, so, why changing?

There was a problem on dropbox version 3 (which is the one you get grom AUR) that makes the notification icon disappeared on some desktop environment (xfce and kde as far as I know) and the icon is not matching the theme (cinnamon). So ayceman uploaded version 2 for those who are having problems. That's it.

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #5 on: 03. January 2015, 18:23:25 »
Ok thanks, I hadn't really understood the point of this.

I actually had the issue with the icon (in GNOME 3), and with dropbox2 it is solved. However, when I open the dropbox folder from the icon, in either version, all desktop and notification icons disappear for a little while (it looks like the shell needs to restart). I don't know if this is the place to post this, I just encountered it while following your last suggestion about the icon.

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #6 on: 12. January 2015, 18:27:53 »
Out of curiosity. Are there plans to keep Dropbox (2 and or 3) in the official repos even after this icon issue is fixed?

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #7 on: 15. February 2015, 20:04:51 »
Sort of - they were just removed, and replaced by a unique Dropbox (3.2) package, as the issue is solved under all conditions.

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #8 on: 26. February 2015, 21:51:05 »
Just for the record:

Today, while installing other software, dropbox2 was forceably removed ('cause it no longer exists, I guess) and upgraded to Version 3.

I run Manjaro with Openbox and the notification icon has, once again, disappeared.

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #9 on: 27. February 2015, 11:58:34 »
Under xfce, dropbox 3.2.6 (the new version of the manjaro local repository) is broken. Not as broken as before in the sense that the icon tray appears in the xfce bar. But when you either right or left click on the dropbox icon the whole bar starts to flicker on and off very quickly. I have set the bar to auto hide so I remove my mouse from the bar and then when I hover it back on it the problem is gone; until I click on dropbox's icon again.

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #10 on: 01. March 2015, 23:48:04 »
linux_dream: You're the only one to report the behavior - and a relative majority of Manjaro users use Xfce.


Twig: download the attachment: remove dropbox, extract in a folder somewhere, then

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rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist
install -dm0 ~/.dropbox-dist

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #11 on: 02. March 2015, 07:42:45 »
Sort of - they were just removed, and replaced by a unique Dropbox (3.2) package, as the issue is solved under all conditions.

I still encountered very strange behaviour of the tray icon in dropbox 3 with openbox, so I would not say issue is solved in all conditons...
Didn't we already pass that same stack of rocks twice?

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #12 on: 02. March 2015, 16:30:48 »
Yes, window managers may not be well supported with the new Dropbox, anyway you can follow the instructions above.

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #13 on: 04. March 2015, 15:32:49 »
linux_dream: You're the only one to report the behavior - and a relative majority of Manjaro users use Xfce.
Could it be because I use the auto-hide feature of the xfce bar? I have it set vertically too... maybe it's a bug of xfce instead of dropbox after all. But something is definitely wrong on my computer since the last dropbox update.

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Re: About using Dropbox
« Reply #14 on: 16. March 2015, 15:28:50 »
Could it be because I use the auto-hide feature of the xfce bar? I have it set vertically too... maybe it's a bug of xfce instead of dropbox after all. But something is definitely wrong on my computer since the last dropbox update.

I have the same issue with you, it flickers so quickly, also my xfce bar is autohide too but horizonal.