Dropbox on Debian 6 Squeeze

Here’s the process I used to install Dropbox on Debian 6 Squeeze. Leave a comment if I need to change anything.

  1. Go to the Dropbox download page for Linux: http://www.dropbox.com/downloading?os=lnx
  2. Choose and download “Compile from Source” to be able to manually build the installer (because Debian 6 Squeeze is not listed).
  3. Extract.
  4. Open Terminal. Change directory to the extracted folder.
  5. sudo apt-get install libnautilus-extension-dev libnotify-dev python-docutils
  6. ./configure
  7. make
  8. sudo make install
  9. Log out of your Gnome session.
  10. Log back in and run Applications/Internet/Dropbox
  11. Done! Good luck!