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Dependency error when trying to install Dropbox on Debian

Written by Jonas Gorauskas @ http://thestandardoutput.com/

I use Dropbox on all of my systems and while not very secure, Dropbox is a quick and easy way to backup and share files. I recently rebuilt a machine with Debian 6 to use it as a test server for some of the work I am doing on some web apps and when I tried to install the .deb package you can download from the Dropbox web site, I was getting this annoying error message that said Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libnautilus-extension1 (>= 1:2.22.2).

On the site, Dropbox offers installable packages for the Fedora and Ubuntu distributions of Linux. Well, I am using Debian and Ubuntu, being a Debian-based distro, should be compatible, right? You would think so… Turns out that the issue is in a dependency in the manifest of the Ubuntu package, as the error message has already alluded to. Continue reading Dependency error when trying to install Dropbox on Debian