How To Install DropBox on Centos 7

In this article, we want to teach you How To Install DropBox on Centos 7.

Dropbox is a file hosting service, often referred to as a “cloud storage” service.

It is one of the oldest and most popular cloud storage services in use today, though there are many alternatives, including Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Sync, and Google Drive.

Install DropBox on Centos 7

Before you start to install DropBox on your server, you need to log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our article the Initial Server Setup with Centos 7.

Now you can follow the steps below to set up Dropbox on Centos 7.

Setting up DropBox on Centos 7

To install Dropbox, you need to have libgnome installed on your server.

First, update your local package index with the following command:

sudo yum update

Then, you can install libgnome on Centos 7 with the command below:

sudo yum install libgnome

At this point, you can use the wget command to download Dropbox on your Centos 7 desktop:

sudo cd ~ && sudo wget -O - "" | tar xzf -

Next, run the Dropbox daemon with the following command:

sudo ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

Note: If you’re running Dropbox on your server for the first time, you’ll be asked to copy and paste a link in a working browser to create a new account or add your server to an existing account. Once you do, your Dropbox folder will be created in your home directory.

You can access the Dropbox app on your Centos 7 desktop under Applications > Internet. Click on it to run your Dropbox app.

When you subscribe to Dropbox, you are allotted a certain amount of storage space in an online server known as “the cloud.” After installing the Dropbox app on your PC, mobile device, or Linux, any files that you store in your Dropbox locally will be copied to the Dropbox server as well.


At this point, you learn to set up Dropbox on Centos 7.

Hope you enjoy using it.

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