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How to install MEGAsync on Ubuntu Mate

Mon May 15, 2017 6:59 am


Please, kindly advice on how to install MEGAsync for Ubuntu MATE (ubuntu-mate-16.04.2-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img) on my Raspberry Pi 3.

[email protected]:~/Downloads$ uname -m
[email protected]:~/Downloads$ uname -a
Linux manuel-desktop 4.4.38-v7+ #938 SMP Thu Dec 15 15:22:21 GMT 2016 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux

The file downloaded from MEGA website is for Raspbian 8.0
which is the same that may be downloaded from
https://mega.co.nz/linux/MEGAsync/Raspb ... _armhf.deb

All the guides as this one in Spanish
https://miraspberrypi.wordpress.com/201 ... -raspbian/
or this one in English
http://linoxide.com/linux-how-to/instal ... oud-linux/
suggest running

sudo dpkg -i megasync-Raspbian_8.0_armhf.deb
sudo apt-get -f install

The output is libc-ares2, libcrypto++9, libqt4-dbus are not installed which results in MEGAsync not being installed in the end. Some reports regarding libcrypto++9 suggest installing libcrypto++9v5 but that seems not to be of help either.

Other guides as this one in Portuguese suggest adding MEGA to sources
http://www.blogopcaolinux.com.br/2017/0 ... buntu.html

but the result in the end is the same. It is not installed.

So, if anyone could give a hint on how to get MEGAsync installed, that would be highly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

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Re: How to install MEGAsync on Ubuntu Mate

Mon May 15, 2017 9:47 am

More specifically, here is the log from the Lubuntu distro for Raspberry Pi (lubuntu-16.04.2-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img):

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[email protected]:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i megasync-Raspbian_8.0_armhf.deb                                                                                         [sudo] password for user:
Selecting previously unselected package megasync.
(Reading database ... 110616 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack megasync-Raspbian_8.0_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking megasync (3.0.1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of megasync:
 megasync depends on libc-ares2 (>= 1.7.4); however:
  Package libc-ares2 is not installed.
 megasync depends on libcrypto++9; however:
  Package libcrypto++9 is not installed.
 megasync depends on libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.5.3); however:
  Package libqt4-dbus is not installed.
 megasync depends on libqt4-network (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1); however:
  Package libqt4-network is not installed.
 megasync depends on libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.8.0); however:
  Package libqtcore4 is not installed.
 megasync depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0); however:
  Package libqtgui4 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package megasync (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
[email protected]:~/Downloads$
As gdebi seems a bit more suited for the task I have tried an install with gdebi (dependencies managed):

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[email protected]:~/Downloads$ sudo gdebi megasync-Raspbian_8.0_armhf.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done
This package is uninstallable
Dependency is not satisfiable: libcrypto++9

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Re: How to install MEGAsync on Ubuntu Mate

Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:37 am

you can also add the mega.nz repo to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
or alternatively, add it into a file into /etc/apt/sources.list.d/megasync.list


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Re: How to install MEGAsync on Ubuntu Mate

Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:22 pm

Hi ! I see that this thread may be old, but since there is no answer and it took me quite some time to figure it out, here is what I did.
I got the same issue while trying to install mega_armhf_xxx.deb
- download the 3 (more or less) missing and unresolvable dependencies from debian.org (about first links in google)
- sudo dpkg -i each of them
You will still have missing dependencies, but this time "sudo apt-get -f install" could solve them
If it did not, repeat the manual installation for the missing packages, until apt-get solves it all.
Then, enter the first command for installing mega.deb , and it works !

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