RIP Dropbox on Linux
Yesterday, Dropbox has finally pulled the plug on its Linux support. Let us keep a silent minute for the deceased.
Of course, Dropbox does see this differently, but their explanation that ext4 is the only reasonable file system (and be aware, not in all combination and encryption), and also the only that supports extended attributes, is so ridiculously stupid that it is vain to even discuss it.
Yes I know, as OSS enthusiast I should (and I am) using NextCloud. But integration-wise Dropbox is still the best, and many of my applications only offer Dropbox integration (or, God forbid, OneDrive integration).
For those desperate one like me:
git clone https://github.com/dark/dropbox-filesystem-fix.git
- make the script
- call make there to build the shared library
- disable auto-start in the Dropbox application
- add the
dropbox_start.pyto your list of autostart programs
It is not a perfect, and surely not a solution that will work forever, but for now until I have moved all my files out and somehow converted to different applications, it does its job.
RIP Dropbox on Linux, and I hope this company will disappear as punishment for their stupidity.