Resolved Reconnect unsupported Leopard/Snow Leopard Macs to Dropbox

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  1. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I cam home late this day, so I couldn't do the screenshots for you. But now I did.

    Console:
    May 28 23:56:49 myname-ibook-g4 arch: SystemVersion faker for Dropbox Loaded (c) Czo 2015.

    The Screenshots are in order of appearance of the steps.
    1. see-through icon on Desktop
    2. visible icon after dropping it on the apps folder
    3. password log in window
    4. error message
    (when I click on the help button I get here https://www.dropbox.com/help/72
     

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  2. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Just curious…

    Did you try the resolution for OS X that Dropbox has on the bottom of the page you linked to?

     
  3. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the tip.

    It gives me the following after putting in the 4th command line

    (I shortened some of it, in this post. I deleted several bla bla bla filename: Operation not supported)

    After all steps and closing terminal dropbox.app still doesn't work.
     
  4. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    SMH!

    You try to help some people in the Dropbox forums by telling them to Google the solution to their problem and you get told to go eat excrement. Very nice whomever you are over there. Glad you aren't here and you go along without the benefit of the solution.

    Sheesh, some people! :D
     
  5. didius macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm the error Cox Orange reported on mac os 10.4. I encouter the same errors on my iMac G4 which is running mac os 10.4.11.

    *PS: I think in post 78 it should be rename 'Dropbox' to 'Dropbox-bin' instead of 'Dropbox.bin'
     
  6. Czo macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it's seems to not working on Tiger and after the first checks, it's seems to need much more work to fix it. Meantime, i'm uploaded a newer version for Leopard, it's disable update checking, so no more 'upgrading dropbox' slow down.
     
  7. Dronecatcher macrumors 68020

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    I think it's because some people interpret, " Google it" as a flippant, "It's not my problem" kind of answer...that and they didn't bother reading the full thread to realise you're genuine.
    There'll be a lot of hacked off people out there who've just been cut off by Dropbox who aren't savvy enough with computers to go hunting for the solution - hopefully they'll have friends who can help them..as long as they don't go round telling everyone who offers help to "eat s**t" ;)
     
  8. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Yeah I get that. I wasn't offended. Just nonplussed.
     
  9. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Huh?
     
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    Erik, you gave it your best shot.
    Can't help but remember that old saying...
    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink!
     
  12. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Yeah. The wierd thing about this is that all I really felt was regret for the poster. No anger, just a realization that they'd walked away from a solution to their problem.

    Ah well. We all make choices in life.

    Thanks for the support James!
     
  13. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Ah, ok. Well,...

    Probably is like Dronecather said and you assumed, too. He probably felt offended and thought you were saying "your are stupid, can't people use google these days anymore?".

    Btw. there is worse than being called "eat ****". I was called by a call-center and an Indian was on the phone claiming, he was caling from microsoft headquaters. When he wanted details and I asked, what the reason was for his call. He started over from the beginning and I interrupted him "yes I know, but, WHY do you call? If you are not going to tell, what the purpose is of this call, I can not trust you that it is really from microsoft. Also I'd think they use other means to contact me..." He then interrupted me and said "please. Listen Sir. Please" and then went on like he was giving me a detailed guide on how to fix a PC problem, in the same tone. "Listen. You are a mo****fu****, OK, Sir? Please, go and f your mother or your sister." :D
     
  14. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    I hear you.

    Again, this didn't make me angry. Just kind of sad for that person. Now someone is suggesting that Dropbox released a paid app for PowerPC.

    Sometimes people are just strange. There's a freebie out there (in this thread) that will solve all their problems but because no one wants to Google they'd rather use foul language and offer Dropbox money.

    SMH! LOL!
     
  15. etxetxiki macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot, Czo!!! Works great!
     
  16. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    @Czo Is there a better download link for the latest modification? Every time I try to download this it cuts off at around 20+mb. I can't get Stuffit Expander or Archive Utility to open it.
     
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    EDIT 07.08.2015: The trick below is unnecessary if using the download from Czo in Post 118.

    While awaiting Czo's response, here's a trick to prevent constant updating of the app. Select the Dropbox app in the Applications folder, right click and "Show Package Contents". Inside the Contents folder find the info.plist file and open it in an editor. Find the 3.2.9 version number and change it to the latest. At the time of this posting, 3.6.7.

    You should find and edit two entries related to the bundle. Save. Restart the app. Curiously, it will still report as 3.2.9, but background updating will stop.
     
  18. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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  19. pr100 macrumors newbie

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    Czo, thank you for all your great work on this. I don't have a PPC Mac but I have had my Dropbox - v. 3.2.9 (Universal) - taken away because I am running Os 10.5.8 on my 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo iMac.

    Do you know if I can hack it back to life? Although a Mac user for 30 years, I am a novice at this stuff.

    Thanks forever if you can help.
     
  20. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    The app should be universal. All Czo did was modify a few things, not the actual app itself. Try downloading it and running it and see what happens.
     
  21. pr100 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks eyoungren. As I couldn't see an idiot's guide, could you, or anyone, please tell me what to do with the files I have downloaded, ie:

    build.sh

    Dropbox (plain text)

    dropbox_faker.c

    dropbox_faker.dylib

    Dropbox.app

    SystemVersion.plist
     
  22. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    No need to worry about anything other than Dropbox.app.

    Put that in your Applications folder and run it.

    All the other files are already existant inside the Dropbox.app file and support the method the app needs to get around Dropbox cutting us off. Czo provides them in the download solely for anyone who may wish to mess with those support files themselves. So, you can ignore them.
     
  23. pr100 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. The answer is that it quits on opening:

    Process: Dropbox-bin [71595]
    Path: /Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/MacOS/Dropbox-bin
    Identifier: Dropbox-bin
    Version: ??? (???)
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: sh [71593]

    Interval Since Last Report: 40011626 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 190
    Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 0 sec
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1

    Date/Time: 2015-07-23 15:59:39.657 +0100
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a)
    Report Version: 6
    Anonymous UUID: 2208BF16-D0B0-4832-B299-D12C875C0787

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 0

    Dyld Error Message:
    could not load inserted library: /Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/MacOS/../fix/dropbox_faker.dylib
     
  24. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Ah bummer! Looks like it's not loading the fix, although it actually does start.

    Hopefully Czo may be able to solve this for you.

    In the meantime, if you search back through this thread for NathanJHill's solution, you can at least modify the system version, run Dropbox (not Czo's version), reconnect to Dropbox and then change the system version back. There's a link to Nathan's post on this in Post #1.

    That'll at least let you use Dropbox until Czo can work on this (if he can).
     

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