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Fix: Dropbox Fails To Start With "VerificationError: importing pylinux…" Bug

Some Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian and Arch Linux (and probably other Linux distributions) users are experiencing problems with Dropbox. It seems that some recent Python update breaks Dropbox (it doesn’t affect new installations though), resulting in the following error:Starting Dropbox…Traceback (most recent call last):File “dropbox/client/main.py”, line 13, in File “autogen_explicit_imports.py”, line 13, in File “ui/common/selective_sync.py”, line 6, in File “arch/__init__.py”, line 28, in File “arch/linux/tracing.py”, line 8, in File “hard_trace.py”, line 6, in File “client_api/connection_hub.py”, line 21, in File “client_api/kv_connection.py”, line 23, in File “pylinux/__init__.py”, line 71, in File “cffi/api.py”, line 311, in verifyFile “dropbox/overrides.py”, line 398, in load_libraryFile “cffi/verifier.py”, line 69, in load_libraryFile “cffi/verifier.py”, line 154, in _load_libraryFile “cffi/vengine_cpy.py”, line 124, in load_libraryVerificationError: importing ‘/home/andrei/pylinux/__pycache__/_cffi__xa0c4f46bx1d95b4de.so’: No module named _cffi__xa0c4f46bx1d95b4deSimply reinstalling Dropbox doesn’t fix this issue, but it is pretty easy to fix anyway.To fix this Dropbox error in Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Debian, open a terminal and run the following commands:sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-distdropbox start -iThis will remove the downloaded Dropbox binaries and redownload them. Once the download is done, Dropbox should start. I’m not sure how to fix it for Arch Linux or other Linux distributions though, because the path is probably different but basically you

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