Package Details: dropbox 74.4.115-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
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: 2279
Popularity: 7.095047
First Submitted: 2009-01-22 14:21
Last Updated: 2019-06-06 14:01

Dependencies (14)

Sources (8)

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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. See for details.

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,

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stratosgear commented on 2019-06-14 09:14

Similar to @walkindude:

gendesk: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare().
Error making: dropbox

walkindude commented on 2019-06-06 20:18

gendesk: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

getzze commented on 2019-05-17 08:43

For the systemd service to be working correctly (stop and restart commands), you need to change the type from simple to forking:


jessymilare commented on 2019-05-17 03:29

I get the same error as @acdw. Adding '-f' to gendesk in PKGCONFIG worked, although I had also to install dropbox-filesystem-fix from

Thaodan commented on 2019-05-01 16:39

Why libappindicator-gtk3 for plasma? Plasma supports the StatusNotifer spec out of the box and dropbox is no GTK app.

PRafael commented on 2019-04-26 15:42

Thank you for your time. Grat job.

Regards Paulo

jahismighty commented on 2019-04-19 14:43

@acdw: as a hacky workaround you can modify PKGBUILD and add the specified flag (-f) to the gendesk command in the prepare() function.

Morganamilo commented on 2019-04-11 20:36

mksrcinfo is old and defunct but still being used on this package. This means some fields like pgp keys don't show up in the srcinfo even though they should.

Please use makepkg --printsrcinfo instead.

acdw commented on 2019-04-11 12:27

I get the following error when trying to install:

dropbox.desktop already exists. Use -f as the first argument to gendesk to overwrite.

It's during the prepare() stage of installation. It aborts the install.

michaldybczak commented on 2019-04-05 18:54

Thanks, now it works :).