Install dropbox from source in debian stretch

Introduction

In this tutorial, we are going to build Dropbox from source code.

Step 1: Install dependencies

Install dependencies with apt-get:

 sudo apt-get install libnautilus-extension-dev 

Step 2: Download the package

You can go to the packages directory at dropbox.com for Linux https://linux.dropbox.com/packages/ and download the latest version. In this guide we use wget to download the package:

wget https://linux.dropbox.com/packages/nautilus-dropbox-2018.11.28.tar.bz2
 tar xvjf nautilus-dropbox-2018.11.28.tar.bz2

Step 3: Compilations

Then you will need to compile it and then install it:

cd nautilus-dropbox-2018.11.28
 ./configure
make
make install

Appendix

Solution: configure: error: couldn’t find docutils

sudo aptitude install python-docutils