Manjaro-specific packages which need an update

What's the content of your /opt/dropbox/VERSION ?

$ cat /opt/dropbox/VERSION

Matching pacman


$ ls $HOME/.dropbox-dist
dropboxd  dropbox-lnx.x86_64-34.4.22  VERSION

$ cat $HOME/.dropbox-dist/VERSION

$ ps x | grep dropbox
  944 ?        Sl     0:08 /home/mparillo/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-34.4.22/dropbox /newerversion start
 5465 pts/1    S+     0:00 grep dropbox

Matching the Dropbox Preferences GUI.

Is it possible that dropbox installs in $HOME?

Yes, as soon as it starts Dropbox tries to update itself installing a binary in $HOME and executing it instead of the one in /usr/bin.
I don't know if it is possible to deactivate this "feature".

@oberon , @Cubanpit and @mparillo see my answer here :wink:

Thanks for the tip!
Anyway, I have solved it with sandbox and I will use only NextCloud in the near future. :wink:

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Wow, I didn't know that at all. How REALLY BAD PRACTICE, Booooo :-1: !
This makes me want to stop maintaining this package inside our repos even more.
Shall we drop it back to AUR, what do you guys think?


There's no reason to package the software if the software then "unpackages" itself.

Drop it



On unstable, Octopi does not show dropbox as available in the Manjaro repositories.

But on stable, it looks not yet demoted to the AUR. It does not show in:
$ pacman -Qm

And it does not have the alien head on Octopi:


Just wait for that change to trickle down.

It has trickled down to Stable, just as you predicted.

Normally I like to remove packages that get demoted to the AUR. Since Dropbox seems to update itself, can I safely remove the packaged version of Dropbox?

The only reason to maintain also the aur version is if the appearence of dropbox is ugly ( icons , gui etc ) and aur maintainer do some patch .. with the dropbox autoupdate this is not correct i think...

@Ste74 Timeshift 17.10 is out

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Yep, i see .. it contain my command to allow work on wayland.. at soon possible push in our repo :grin:

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Looks promising. I will start testing it soon. If it works as it should I'll ad an option for setting it up in manjaro-architect now that it is in the repos.

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The package group mate-extra-gtk3 is obsolete.

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