nautilus-dropbox forbids dropbox's non-free binaries to replace themselves by properly installing dropbox system-wide
My name is David Euresti and I'm a developer at Dropbox. We noticed that Ubuntu picked up the nautilus-dropbox package from the Debian repositories. Alas, the modifications to our package made by Debian disable some features in the Dropbox client (e.g. auto update), and can cause users a lot of confusion because our official installation and technical support instructions will conflict with what the package expects.
Because of these reasons, we were wondering if it was possible to not include nautilus-dropbox in Ubuntu 12.04. We already provide official Ubuntu packages and an apt repository so users can keep the package up to date. We also actively test our binaries and make sure that they work with the latest version of Ubuntu. We're not opposed to people installing Dropbox the way they want to, we just don't want the default to be an unsupported way.
|Changed in nautilus-dropbox (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Won't Fix → Confirmed|
- nautilus-dropbox doesn't install dropbox client to correct location
+ nautilus-dropbox forbids dropbox's non-free binaries to replace
+ themselves by properly installing dropbox system-wide
|Raphaël Hertzog (hertzog) wrote : Re: [Bug 909488] Re: nautilus-dropbox forbids dropbox's non-free binaries to replace themselves by properly installing dropbox system-wide||#8|