For those of you currently using Dropbox, an online storage drive for your personal files, and wanting to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 you may hit some problems if you try and install the 9.04 deb file. The program may start but never prompt you for a username and password and just crash out. However all is not lost, there is a away round it as Dropbox offer a source download for the non proprietary bits and will download the other required parts itself. Heres how to get it all working again.
1. First lets get some required software packages.
sudo apt-get install wget build-essential libnautilus-extension-dev libnotify-dev python-docutils
2. Now lets get the source.
sudo su -p
tar xvfj nautilus-dropbox-0.6.1.tar.bz2
5. Your now ready to run Dropbox from Applications > Internet > Dropbox
Hope that helps a few people. Enjoy!