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== <s> Daemon </s>==
 
I think that [[Dropbox#Daemon]] section can be removed from this page :D what do you think?  --[[User:Umby213|Umby213]] ([[User talk:Umby213|talk]]) 12:57, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
 
 
I agree. I just updated the section about using Dropbox as a daemon with Systemd, and moved it to the top of the sections about daemons. I did not remove the initscripts-based section; if a third person agrees that it should be removed I think (s)he can go ahead and do so. --[[User:AsmundEr|AsmundEr]] ([[User talk:AsmundEr|talk]]) 11:33, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
 
: Initscript method removed. Close. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 11:58, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
 
 
 
==Explaining how to start dropbox for all users in systemd==
 
==Explaining how to start dropbox for all users in systemd==
 
I do not know how to do this, but I think it has to do with the User info.
 
I do not know how to do this, but I think it has to do with the User info.
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Can we add multiple usernames? Or disable it for root only? What would be the best way forward?
 
Can we add multiple usernames? Or disable it for root only? What would be the best way forward?
 
 
==<s>dropbox without nautilus</s>==
 
What do you think of adding the procedure explained here?
 
 
--> [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=674176#p674176]
 
 
It describes a very simple way on how to use dropbox without nautilus, give me your feedback!
 
 
rent0n
 
 
:If no-one else is going to comment, I'd suggest you add it in, clearly labelled as an alternative to the current method.
 
:[[User:Jasonwryan|Jasonwryan]] 16:15, 19 December 2009 (EST)
 
 
::I followed those instructions and they work like a charm.--[[User:MDuo13|MDuo13]] 06:29, 30 April 2010 (EDT)
 
::: Info already added. Close. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 12:02, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
 
  
 
== Dropbox in systemd --user ==
 
== Dropbox in systemd --user ==

Revision as of 12:18, 10 June 2013

Explaining how to start dropbox for all users in systemd

I do not know how to do this, but I think it has to do with the User info. Could this be explained propperly? Simply removing the User= statements has some strange behaviour (as I have tried this and it makes dropbox startup together with gdm).

Can we add multiple usernames? Or disable it for root only? What would be the best way forward?

Dropbox in systemd --user

I had trouble with dropbox not starting correctly in systemd --user. There were 2 problems:

  • /usr/bin/dropboxd apparently forks off a child daemon. I couldn't find how to start the daemon without forking.
  • /usr/bin/dropboxd exits with status code 9/KILL. This makes systemd kill its control-group and thereby its child (the daemon) too.

The original dropbox@.service did not work for me because of these two issues. Stopping dropboxd with systemd also did not work before.

To fix this I have the following in $HOME/.config/systemd/user/dropbox.service:

$HOME/.config/systemd/user/dropbox.service
[Unit]
Description=Dropbox
After=xorg.target

[Service]
Type=forking                                   # dropboxd forks off to a daemon and isn't itself long-running
ExecStart=/bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/dropboxd; true' # dropboxd always exists with 9, so just ignore the exit code
KillMode=process                               # Upon exiting, kill the process, not the control-group

[Install]
WantedBy=session.target

The DISPLAY environment is already in the environment, so Environment=DISPLAY=:0 is not needed. Also, this service does not detect when dropbox exited; I'm not sure how to fix this at the moment. Input on this is appreciated.

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read manpage systemd.service(5), especially SuccessExitStatus and KillSignal might be useful
btw. this [1] works for me...
-- Lahwaacz (talk) 13:46, 7 June 2013 (UTC)