How To Install Dropbox on CentOS 8

Install Dropbox on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Dropbox on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Dropbox is a useful file-sharing and syncing service that lets you sync files between different machines over the Internet for free. It’s very useful for backing up your important documents, pictures, MP3 files, video files, and other data.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Dropbox on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8 or RHEL-based.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Dropbox package.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Dropbox on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Flatpak.

You can install Flatpak on CentOS 8 with the following command:

sudo dnf install flatpak

Next, add the Flathub Flatpak package repository with the following command:

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Step 3. Installing Dropbox on CentOS 8.

Dropbox is not available in the official package repository of CentOS 8. But, you can easily install Dropbox from Flathub using Flatpak:

flatpak install flathub com.dropbox.Client

Once installed, You can start the Dropbox GUI installer from your application menu. Dropbox will download all the required tools to run the Dropbox daemon in the background. Once the download is complete, your default browser should open a page as follows. Login to your Dropbox account from here.

Install Dropbox on CentOS 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Dropbox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Dropbox on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Dropbox website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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