Installing Dropbox in Ubuntu

Installing Dropbox in an Ubuntu system that uses a proxy can be quite frustrating, as I have experienced. So here is a workaround.

  • Download the Dropbox daemon from  here (for 32-bit) or here (for 64-bit)
  • Extract the downloaded archive. A hidden folder called .dropbox-dist is created in your Downloads directory.
  • Open a terminal, navigate to the folder where you have the extracted .dropbox-dist folder, and type
$ .dropbox-dist/dropboxd
  • Finish the setup.
  • Open startup applications, and add the file dropboxd.
  • And voila! You’re done!