Install DropBox on CentOS Linux

If your computer has direct internet connection

  1. Download the rpms for Fedora from
    • 32 bit:
      wget -c
    • 64 bit:
      wget -c
  2. Install the rpm:
    sudo rpm -Uvh nautilus-dropbox-1.6.0-1.fedora.*.rpm
  3. Select Applications->Internet->DropBox from the system menu to download and install dropbox.
  4. Fix the yum repository error. Installing the rpm above will, however, cause the yum update fail:
    $ sudo yum update
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
     * base:
     * extras:
     * updates: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: Dropbox. Please verify its path and try again

    To fix the error:
    sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/dropbox.repo
      name=Dropbox Repository

If you computer is behind proxy or firewall

You need to download and install DropBox via Command Line:
  1. Download and extract DropBox into your home directory:
    • 32 bit:
      cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -
    • 64 bit:
      cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -
  2. Run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.
    ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd &