Dropbox + glibc 2.4 buildout

I wrote a previous post on how I got Dropbox working on my DreamHost VPS. It was tricky because the DreamHost VPS had glibc 2.3 and the Dropbox binary needs glibc 2.4.

Those instructions were somewhat complex and I’ve been messing around a bit with Buildout lately, so I thought it would be fun to develop a buildout recipe that automates it. So here you go:


This buildout downloads and compiles glibc 2.4 and installs it in a sandbox with the Dropbox software. It also sets up Supervisor and uses it to manage the Dropbox daemon.

Try it and let me know if it works for you. Of course if you find problems or have enhancements, you can fork it and send me pull requests.