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Shawon Saha
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Install Dropbox on ArchLinux with paru

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Have you ever encountered ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! this error during the installation of Dropbox in Arch based distro ? If yes then this guide is for you.

Dropbox has their own PGP key because they upload it directly to the AUR that key is for linux@dropbox.com (if you don't know what PGP keys are it's basically a complex math formula that proves that this app is being uploaded and managed on the AUR by somebody at dropbox)

if you use a tool like yay or paru it can handle the functions of pacman and downloading stuff from the AUR and it's dead simple to use, I recommend paru because it's more modern and faster

To install paru run these commands

sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel
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git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/paru.git
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cd paru
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makepkg -si
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After succesfully installing paru now it's time to install Dropbox. To do that first run

paru dropbox
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Now you'll be prompt with a list of packages from AUR to choose from. You have to choose aur/dropbox which should be the first one... So press 1 and hit enter

Dropbox installation on paru

If you want to review hit Y and enter

Dropbox installation on paru

To close the review hit q on the the keyboard

Now you must prompt with installation confirmation. Hit Y and enter. You may need to enter your password for installation.

After completion of you installation run dropbox on your terminal or search on the GUI

Dropbox appearing on GUI

That's it!

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