Dropbox on FreeBSD

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Thu Dec 20 11:23:18 UTC 2012

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 09:23:47AM -0500, Jerry wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:32:57 +0100
> Frank Staals articulated:
> > Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> writes:
> > 
> > > I was asked about the feasibility of setting up Dropbox
> > > <https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx> on a FreeBSD machine,
> > > specifically under KDE if possible. I found three references to
> > > Dropbox in the ports tree; however, I am not sure that they are
> > > exactly what I am looking for. Does anyone have any experience with
> > > this software or specific information on it?
> > 
> > As far as I know it is currently impossible to run dropbox on FreeBSD,
> > as it requires inotify, as found in the Linux kernel, to detect when
> > files have changed. 
> Thanks, I told the individual that I didn't think it would work. I saw
> something on a forum regarding it. I don't remember exactly what it
> referred to though. It is not going to happen in v.9.x of FreeBSD;
> however, perhaps before bumping the version to v.10, someone
> might get this resolved. However, sometimes I wonder if certain
> individuals are more interested in bumping version numbers as opposed
> to putting out fully functional software.

AFAIK the Windows versions works with WINE.
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