Using Seafile Drive Client on Linux¶
You can find supported OS versions on https://cloud.seatable.io/dtable/external-links/a85d4221e41344c19566/?tid=YzYy&vid=pO5i
Installing on Debian/Ubuntu¶
To install the client, first add the signing key:
sudo wget https://linux-clients.seafile.com/seafile.asc -O /usr/share/keyrings/seafile-keyring.asc
Then add the repo to your apt source list, using the line corresponding to your Debian/Ubuntu version :
For Debian 9 sudo bash -c "echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/seafile-keyring.asc] https://linux-clients.seafile.com/seadrive-deb/stretch/ stable main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/seadrive.list"
For Debian 10 sudo bash -c "echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/seafile-keyring.asc] https://linux-clients.seafile.com/seadrive-deb/buster/ stable main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/seadrive.list"
For Ubuntu 18.04 sudo bash -c "echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/seafile-keyring.asc] https://linux-clients.seafile.com/seadrive-deb/bionic/ stable main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/seadrive.list"
For Ubuntu 20.04 sudo bash -c "echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/seafile-keyring.asc] https://linux-clients.seafile.com/seadrive-deb/focal/ stable main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/seadrive.list"
Update your local apt cache :
sudo apt update
To install SeaDrive with GUI:
sudo apt-get install seadrive-gui
To install SeaDrive without GUI:
sudo apt-get install seadrive-daemon
Since 7.0.3 version, we provide official repo for CentOS or RHEL. Currently only CentOS/RHEL 7 is supported.
Add the repo (The same repo is used for seadrive.)
sudo cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/seadrive.repo <<EOF [seadrive] name=seadrive baseurl=https://linux-clients.seafile.com/seadrive-rpm gpgcheck=0 enabled=1 EOF
Install SeaDrive Client
sudo yum install -y epel-release sudo yum install -y seadrive --enablerepo=cr
Note: For fedora33 or above, you can install directly from the official Fedora repository.
sudo dnf install -y seadrive-gui
Deprecated: Since 7.0.9 version, we provide official repo for Fedora. Currently Fedora 31 and Fedora 32 is supported.(we no longer maintain)
Add the repo
sudo cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/seadrive.repo <<EOF [seadrive] name=seadrive baseurl=https://linux-clients.seafile.com/seadrive-rpm/fedora32 gpgcheck=0 enabled=1 EOF
For fedora 31, The
baseurl above should be replaced with
Install Seadrive Client
sudo yum install -y seadrive
Running SeaDrive with GUI¶
To use SeaDrive, just run "SeaDrive" from your desktop environment, or type "seadirve-gui" in command line. After logging into your server, the virtual drive will be mounted in
Running SeaDrive without GUI¶
In some use cases, it is useful to run SeaDrive in a server environment. To use SeaDrive without GUI, you can directly run seadrive-daemon (the background daemon) from command line.
First, you have to obtain an access token from your server.
curl -d "firstname.lastname@example.org" -d "password=123456" https://seafile.example.com/api2/auth-token/
Then you have to prepare a config file for SeaDrive. Let's assume that you save the config file as
[account] server = https://seafile.example.com username = email@example.com token = 3131a3a93156f80bc86aa9f12cf794e0364ed57b is_pro = true [general] client_name = johns-ubuntu [cache] size_limit = 10GB clean_cache_interval = 10
You can only specify one account in the config file. If you need to switch accounts, you'll have to stop SeaDrive, change config file and restart. Meaning of config options are as following:
- token: The access token you obtained above.
- is_pro: Set to true if your server is Pro edition.
- client_name: This name will be displayed in the device information on the server.
- size_limit: Size limit of local cache space.
- clean_cache_interval: Interval of cache cleaning. The unit is minute.
Then you can start seadrive:
seadrive -c ~/seadrive.conf -f -d data-directory [-l logfile] virtual-drive-dir
Note that you must give
-f option in the command line, to make sure seadrive runs in foregound, instead of forking as a daemon. By default, the data directory used by the SeaDrive GUI client will be
~/.seadrive/data. It's recommended to use this path for data directory to be consistent with the GUI client. The log file path is
Sometimes you'll see the following error:
fuse: bad mount point `/home/user/SeaDrive': Transport endpoint is not connected
You can run
fusermount -u /home/user/SeaDrive to fix the problem.