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1. Intro

My main CentOS 7 install at home uses glibc v2.17. Dropbox however as of 2018-10-18 requires >=v2.19. A quick search on the interweb suggested Dropbox can be run containerized using Docker.

What is Docker then? Have a look at these links!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docker_(software)
https://www.zdnet.com/article/what-is-docker-and-why-is-it-so-darn-popular/
https://opensource.com/resources/what-docker
https://www.docker.com/why-docker

The technology in itself is highly interesting from a personal standpoint, and judging from the amount of articles on the web the tech is trending and very hot.

 

2. General how-to

  1. Install Docker.
  2. Set up sudo access as needed for your user.
  3. Get and use the Dropbox Docker image as described from https://valh.io/blog/Dockerize-Dropbox-on-Linux.
  4. Further Docker reading available in the Sources listing below.

 

3. Useful commands

# dropbox-start
Start the containerized dropbox.
# dropbox status
Check the specific container status.
# dropbox
Shows a list of available sub/commands.
# docker ps
Show container data.

 

 

Sources

These are the articles in the basic order I needed them after first encountering https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/system-requirements#linux.

https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=68050

https://valh.io/blog/Dockerize-Dropbox-on-Linux

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-docker-on-centos-7

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/initial-server-setup-with-centos-7

https://techoverflow.net/2017/03/01/solving-docker-permission-denied-while-trying-to-connect-to-the-docker-daemon-socket/

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-remove-docker-images-containers-and-volumes

https://github.com/janeczku/docker-dropbox

https://hub.docker.com/