Saturday, June 6, 2015

Dropbox cannot start - IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied

Problem : I can't start the dropbox application from linux menu laucher
[email protected]:~$ dropbox start -i
Starting Dropbox...Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "dropbox/client/", line 37, in <module>
  File "dropbox/client/", line 17, in <module>
  File "dropbox/", line 21, in <module>
  File "dropbox/", line 1, in <module>
  File "arch/", line 28, in <module>
  File "arch/linux/", line 52, in <module>
  File "dropbox/", line 19, in <module>
  File "dropbox/", line 31, in <module>
  File "babel/", line 33, in <module>
  File "pkg_resources/", line 3032, in <module>
  File "pkg_resources/", line 933, in subscribe
  File "pkg_resources/", line 3032, in <lambda>
  File "pkg_resources/", line 2573, in activate
  File "pkg_resources/", line 2667, in insert_on
  File "pkg_resources/", line 2697, in check_version_conflict
  File "pkg_resources/", line 2566, in _get_metadata
  File "pkg_resources/", line 1589, in get_metadata_lines
  File "pkg_resources/", line 1581, in get_metadata
  File "pkg_resources/", line 1692, in _get
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.6.5/futures-2.1.3-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO/top_level.txt'
Error executing command as another user: Request dismissed
The installation of Dropbox failed.

My solution: Give permission for thus files
[email protected]:~$ sudo chmod 644 /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.6.5/futures-2.1.3-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO/top_level.txt
[email protected]:~$ dropbox start -i
Starting Dropbox...Dropbox isn't running!
[email protected]:~$ dropbox start -i
Dropbox is already running!

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