Dropbox integration for Scrivener on CentOS

ja
janbrogger
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:59 pm Post

Dropbox isn't supported on CentOS 7. So I had to use Maestral, an alternative client.
https://github.com/SamSchott/maestral-dropbox/

Install Python 3

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sudo yum install -y libgnome centos-release-scl rh-python36
#wrong python version by default
python --version
#fix new python version
scl enable rh-python36 bash
python --version

Install Maestral

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sudo yum install -y python36-setuptools
sudo easy_install-3.6 pip
python3 -m pip install --upgrade maestral --user
python3 -m pip install --upgrade PyQt5 --user

Run Maestral GUI which often hangs

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~/.local/bin/maestral gui
#may fail
#set up Dropbox account then quit

This command-line way works

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~/.local/bin/maestral configure
~/.local/bin/maestral sync