How to install Dropbox in elementary OS? I am getting errors and core dump!

tushar@Inspiron-7537:~$ dropbox start -i
Starting Dropbox...Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module"

(dropbox:8008): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

(dropbox:8008): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked
Aborted (core dumped)

I was also getting Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module but I managed to remove that error by installing canberra-gtk-module

  • Ditto. Also I'd like to figure how to "properly" install it, since Elementary has an actual goal in consistent experience for users.
    – anddam
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 7:06

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I managed to install Dropbox from Git and running a script.

I followed the instructions mentioned here: https://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox

  • Do you know a way that goes through offical repo rather than a third party script and direct upstream download as the script at zant95/elementary-dropbox you suggested?
    – anddam
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 7:05

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