Unable to perform initial Sync with Dropbox Connection

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09 Dec, 2022 03:22 AM

OS: RHEL 9
Kernel: 5.14.0-162.6.1.el9_1.x86_64
Moneydance v.2022.5 (4091)
Installed from linux install script.
Firefox / Google Chrome

When attempting to sync via Dropbox Connect (Create a new account set - Open Synced File - Dropbox Connection - click Authorize with Dropbox), Moneydance hangs in the screen that pops up stating A web browser was just opened...-...into the field below. But no browser window opens and options are OK and Cancel. When clicking Cancel, nothing happens. However, if I exit completely out of Moneydance and close the application then a browser window opens requesting to log in to dropbox and providing the authorization code. Switching between Firefox and Chrome results in same behavior. Unfortunately, attempting the same process and using the authorization code starts a sync but Moneydance hangs attempting to sync to dropbox.
Moneydance errlog.txt

Unable to get metadata for path /.moneydancesync/123ABC: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: String 'path' does not match pattern
error creating base folder: com.dropbox.core.v2.files.CreateFolderErrorException: Exception in 2/files/create_folder: {.tag:path,path:{.tag:conflict,conflict:folder}}
starting syncing via encryptedFS(DropboxAPI:/.moneydancesync/123ABC)

/var/log/messages

systemd[2090]: Started Application launched by gnome-shell.
systemd[2090]: Started Application launched by gnome-shell.
Moneydance.desktop[11395]: architecture: intel64 (from string: amd64)
systemd[2090]: Started Application launched by java.
after clicking Authorize with Dropbox
gnome-shell[2339]: Window manager warning: Invalid WM_TRANSIENT_FOR window 0x0 specified for 0x20007c.
then cancelling out of the windows
gnome-shell[2339]: Window manager warning: Invalid WM_TRANSIENT_FOR window 0x0 specified for 0x20007c.
gnome-shell[2339]: Window manager warning: Invalid WM_TRANSIENT_FOR window 0x0 specified for 0x20007c.
gnome-shell[2339]: Window manager warning: Invalid WM_TRANSIENT_FOR window 0x0 specified for 0x2000a6.
then closing Moneydance
systemd[2090]: app-gnome-Moneydance-11395.scope: Consumed 6.102s CPU time.
  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 09 Dec, 2022 07:24 AM

    Stuart Beesley (Mr Toolbox)'s Avatar

    There will be a popup asking for your Dropbox authorisation key (loooong number).

    Try allowing browser popups

    Or, just switch to using Dropbox folders. Often works much better than Dropbox connection.

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