Anyone using the Karmic Alpha’s who has tried to install Dropbox will have noticed that the Jaunty .deb’s fail to work.
Thankfully all you need to do is install it from source – which isn’t as scary as it sounds!
A rather spiffing gentleman called Eric brought this to my attention on his blog. Strangely it hadn’t occured to me to build Dropbox from source!
Depend On Me
Firstly you’ll need the required depedncies for Dropbox
sudo apt-get install libnotify-dev libnautilus-extension-dev python-docutils
Then download and extract the source to your desktop. (right click – extract)
Dev: http://dl-web.getdropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-0.7.24.tar.gz (thanks Thomas)
Open a terminal and navigate into the extracted folder
cd nautilus [[hit the tab button to auto-complete]]
./configure && make
sudo make install
OR if you prefer to use checkinstall: -
Once installed you’ll need to eitehr log out and back in or simply
[This was written using Alpha 6]