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fixing dropbox - Ubuntu 12
#When dropbox is not working on ubuntu 12
#you tried to execute on terminal:
#dropbox start
#and the error is something like this:
#Starting Dropbox.../home/YOUR_USER/.dropbox-dist/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.11' not found (required #by /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libproxy.so.1)
#Failed to load module: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gio/modules/libgiolibproxy.so
#Done!
#FIX
cd /home/YOUR_USER/.dropbox-dist/
#find the libstdc++.so.6
locate libstdc++.so.6
#probably you'll get this:
#/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6
#/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.16
#then
sudo mv libstdc++.so.6 libstdc++.so.6.orig
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.16 libstdc++.so.6
#Done, just execute from terminal with:
dropbox start
#If it pass.. better you quit and execute it in usual way. (GUI)
@metakermit

Thanks a lot, man! This issue started appearing on two of my machines after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10. I also left a breadcrumb in a Dropbox forum thread where I noticed people described the same problem https://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=44314

Cheers!

@jpivarski

Thanks! I wasn't sure what consequences the error would have, but this seems to have fixed it.

@quux00

I just upgraded to Xubuntu 12.10 and had the same problem. Other than my version of libstdc++ now being 6.0.17, these instructions worked. Thanks for posting.

@douglasmiranda

I'm glad it helps you guys.

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