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    Mega Desktop App (MEGAsync)

    I've searched the forums, and read a couple of archived threads concerning dependency issues, when attempting to install megasync.

    I stumbled onto a solution that may help others. Mega maintains a version of megasync for Debian Testing. You can find it here:

    https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/Debian_testing/amd64/

    Browsing one directory up from there, you'll find source files, which could possibly be used to compile a 32bit version, but that's beyond the scope of this how-to (or I could simply be wrong).

    Once you've downloaded the megasync_4.5.3-1.1_amd64.deb package (or whichever version is current when you're reading this), you can use dpkg to install.

    Code:
    dpkg -i megasync_4.5.3-1.1_amd64.deb
    Then,

    Code:
    apt -f install
    Last edited by ColForbin; 2021-08-23 at 20:55.
    "Whatever happened to playing a hunch, Scully? The element of surprise, random acts of unpredictability? If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColForbin View Post
    I've searched the forums, and read a couple of archived threads concerning dependency issues, when attempting to install megasync.

    I stumbled onto a solution that may help others. Mega maintains a version of megasync for Debian Testing. You can find it here:

    https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/Debian_testing/amd64/

    Browsing one directory up from there, you'll find source files, which could possibly be used to compile a 32bit version, but that's beyond the scope of this how-to (or I could simply be wrong).

    Once you've downloaded the megasync_4.5.3-1.1_amd64.deb package (or whichever version is current when you're reading this), you can use dpkg to install.

    Code:
    dpkg -i megasync_4.5.3-1.1_amd64.deb
    Then,

    Code:
    apt -f install
    I don't know what MegaSync is but it sounded interesting so I wanted to have a go at installing it. I downloaded it and was looking forward to seeing what it was, however, my anticipation was short-lived when Terminal returned the following:

    ┌──(root��kali)-[/home/tommy/Downloads]
    └─# dpkg -i megasync_4.5.3-1.1_amd64.deb
    dpkg: error: cannot access archive 'megasync_4.5.3-1.1_amd64.deb': No such file or directory

    Do you know why it does this and how to fix it?

    Thanks

    ~ Tommy

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    Here is an updated method of installing MEGAsync, the proper way:

    First, we need to download and "unpack" the ascii-armored signing key from Mega's server, and install it to our keyrings directory.

    In a terminal, issue the following command:
    Code:
    wget --inet4-only -O- https://mega.nz/linux/repo/Debian_testing/Release.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/megasync-archive-keyring.gpg
    Then, we create a file, separate from Kali's sources.list file, containing Mega's repository (adjust for the architecture of your system):
    Code:
    echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/megasync-archive-keyring.gpg] https://mega.nz/linux/repo/Debian_testing ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/megasync.list
    Next, we update our package lists, install any outstanding updates, and remove packages no longer required:
    Code:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade && sudo apt autoremove
    Finally, we can install MEGAsync:
    Code:
    sudo apt install megasync
    If you're using GNOME as your desktop environment, you can now integrate MEGA into the Nautilus file manager via:
    Code:
    sudo apt install nautilus-megasync
    Similarly, if you're using the default Xfce desktop environment, you can now integrate MEGA into the Thunar file manager with:
    Code:
    sudo apt install thunar-megasync
    Last edited by ColForbin; 2022-03-19 at 17:29.
    "Whatever happened to playing a hunch, Scully? The element of surprise, random acts of unpredictability? If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced."

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    Is the MegaSync desktop app safe?

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