This brief guide shows you how to add Dropbox repository in Ubuntu 11.10 so that it can get updated automatically when new versions are available.

As you may know, Dropbox allows you to sync your documents online and across your computers automatically. It has a native Ubuntu installer, however, if you want to add its repository instead, then continue below to learn how to.

When this is added, everytime you use Update Manager in Ubuntu, updates for Dropbox will also be fetched.



  • Add Dropbox Repository in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
  • Enjoy!


To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens run the commands below to add its repository’s key.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 5044912E




Next, run the commands below to create its repository’s file.

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list




Then copy and paste the line below into the file and save it.

deb oneiric main




Next, run the commands below to update your computer and install Dropbox.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox