Running Ubuntu One on Fedora 17

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Ubuntu One is a personal cloud service which enables users to store files online and sync them between computers and mobile devices, as well as stream audio and music from cloud to mobile devices. Free Ubuntu One account offers 5 GB of online cloud storage. Users may increase their storage by adding additional 20 GB "20-packs" for $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year.

Ubuntu does not provide any official application for running Ubuntu One on Fedora 17, but there is always a way. Running Ubuntu One on Fedora 17 will take some doing as fedora is not supported by Ubuntu.

To run Ubuntu One on Fedora 17 follow these steps:

Step One

Configuring YUM

Download and install the ubuntu one repo to /etc/yum.repos.d/

wget mv fedora-ubuntuone.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

Step Two

Install the ubuntu one client

yum install ubuntuone-client

Step Three

Start and stop ubuntu one

u1sdtool –start u1sdtool –connect

A window will appear where you can register a new user or use an existing account. The Gnome Keyring will ask you to enter you passphrase in order to securely store your UbuntuOne credentials

The UbuntuOne Sync Daemon will run automatically every time you log in. Your ~/"Ubuntu One" directory is now synchronized with your Ubuntu One cloud storage.

Other Commands

Check the status of the UbuntuOne client:

u1sdtool –status

List shared folders:

u1sdtool –list-shares

Subscribe to shared folders:

u1sdtool –subscribe-share=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx


u1sdtool –quit ps ax | grep ubuntu # there should be no ubuntu processes running u1sdtool –start

1 Comment

Paul Sandel · February 14, 2013 at 1:29 am

so what do you do with ‘Could not find any typelib for Unity’ after u1sdtool –start u1sdtool –connect

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