Dropbox on FreeBSD

Robert Simmons rsimmons0 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 06:28:57 UTC 2014

Yes, you would need to host it somewhere that has git installed and
ssh. That's not too tall of an order.

There is one commercial service that does support a FreeBSD native client:

On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 11:36 PM, Daniel Staal <DStaal at usa.net> wrote:
> --As of February 15, 2014 3:02:13 PM -0500, Robert Simmons is alleged to
> have said:
>> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 7:08 AM, Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
>>> I use Dropbox and Windows SkyDrive, soon to be renamed OneDrive,
>>> extensively. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a version
>>> available for FreeBSD. These are listed on the site:
>>> Ubuntu (.deb)           64-bit          32-bit
>>> Fedora (.rpm)           64-bit          32-bit
>>> Debian (.deb)           64-bit          32-bit
>>> Compile from source
>>> there are a few "Dropbox" ports; however, I am looking for something that
>>> works the same way across different platforms; ie Windows and FreeBSD. Do
>>> the Dropbox ports do that? If not, has anyone tried to use one of the
>>> "Dropbox" distributions on FreeBSD?
>> Another option would be to add Sparkleshare to the ports collection:
>> http://www.sparkleshare.net/
>> https://github.com/hbons/SparkleShare
> --As for the rest, it is mine.
> Owncloud - already in the ports collection - would be an option too.  It has
> more features than just folder sync, but you can ignore them if you want.
> ;)  (For that matter, you could run rsync to get the same effect... On ZFS
> with snapshots if you want to be able to roll back.)
> But either of these would require running a server someplace.  I'm not sure
> what commercial solutions there are that have a FreeBSD client.  (Hmm.  A
> private project on Github?)
> Daniel T. Staal
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