Installing grive (google drive sync) on the raspberry pi

I had the need to upload files to the cloud to share with family members and rather than using web servers/ftp I thought i’d try something different and try uploading to my google drive, after a quick search I found the grive application and this is my howto for intsatalling it. This application syncs data between your pi and google drive so when exectued any newly created directories and files on either will be refelcted on the other.

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 \n \l
Linux devpi 3.6.11+ #456 PREEMPT Mon May 20 17:42:15 BST 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux

sudo apt-get install git cmake build-essential libgcrypt11-dev libjson0-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libexpat1-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev binutils-dev libboost-test-dev libqt4-dev libyajl-dev

cd /usr/bin (or location of your choice)

git clone git://github.com/Grive/grive.git

Now the next bit i’m unsure if it is required but I saw a couple of places and mention it and it worked for me.

nano /usr/bin/grive/libgrive/src/drive/State.cc

Lines that use the Add() method need to contain a cast to the correct size of integer. The expression “(boost::uint64_t)” must be added to lines 251, 252 and 256.

Original code

void State::Write( const fs::path& filename ) const
{
Json last_sync ;
last_sync.Add( "sec",   Json(m_last_sync.Sec() ) );
last_sync.Add( "nsec",  Json(m_last_sync.NanoSec() ) );

Json result ;
result.Add( "last_sync", last_sync ) ;
result.Add( "change_stamp", Json(m_cstamp) ) ;

std::ofstream fs( filename.string().c_str() ) ;
fs << result ;
}

Edited code

void State::Write( const fs::path& filename ) const
{
Json last_sync ;
last_sync.Add( "sec", Json((boost::uint64_t)m_last_sync.Sec() ) );
last_sync.Add( "nsec", Json((boost::uint64_t)m_last_sync.NanoSec() ) );

Json result ;
result.Add( "last_sync", last_sync ) ;
result.Add( "change_stamp", Json((boost::uint64_t)m_last_sync.NanoSec() ) );

std::ofstream fs( filename.string().c_str() ) ;
fs << result ;
}

cd grive

cmake .

make

Go off and make a cup of tea, this was the output from my ‘make’

— The C compiler identification is GNU 4.6.3
— The CXX compiler identification is GNU 4.6.3
— Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
— Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc — works
— Detecting C compiler ABI info
— Detecting C compiler ABI info – done
— Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
— Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ — works
— Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
— Detecting CXX compiler ABI info – done
— Found libgcrypt: -L/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf -lgcrypt
— Found JSON-C: /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libjson.so
— Found CURL: /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libcurl.so (found version “7.26.0”)
— Found EXPAT: /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libexpat.so (found version “2.1.0”)
— Boost version: 1.49.0
— Found the following Boost libraries:
—   program_options
—   filesystem
—   unit_test_framework
—   system
— Found libbfd: /usr/lib/libbfd.so
— Found ZLIB: /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libz.so (found version “1.2.7”)
— Boost version: 1.49.0
— Found the following Boost libraries:
—   program_options
— Looking for Q_WS_X11
— Looking for Q_WS_X11 – found
— Looking for Q_WS_WIN
— Looking for Q_WS_WIN – not found.
— Looking for Q_WS_QWS
— Looking for Q_WS_QWS – not found.
— Looking for Q_WS_MAC
— Looking for Q_WS_MAC – not found.
— Found Qt4: /usr/bin/qmake (found version “4.8.2”)
— Boost version: 1.49.0
— Configuring done
— Generating done
— Build files have been written to: /usr/bin/grive
root@devpi:/usr/bin/grive# make
Scanning dependencies of target grive
[  1%] Building CXX object libgrive/CMakeFiles/grive.dir/src/drive/Drive.cc.o
/tmp/ccUoIJGZ.s: Assembler messages:
/tmp/ccUoIJGZ.s:1217: Warning: swp{b} use is deprecated for ARMv6 and ARMv7
[  3%] Building CXX object libgrive/CMakeFiles/grive.dir/src/drive/ResourceTree.cc.o
[  5%] Building CXX object libgrive/CMakeFiles/grive.dir/src/drive/State.cc.o
/tmp/ccqpHvLk.s: Assembler messages:
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[  7%] Building CXX object libgrive/CMakeFiles/grive.dir/src/drive/Resource.cc.o
/tmp/ccsa5Cwk.s: Assembler messages:
/tmp/ccsa5Cwk.s:1784: Warning: swp{b} use is deprecated for ARMv6 and ARMv7
[  8%] Building CXX object libgrive/CMakeFiles/grive.dir/src/drive/Entry.cc.o
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/tmp/ccoSoHiI.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccxSRdbr.s: Assembler messages:
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[ 14%] Building CXX object libgrive/CMakeFiles/grive.dir/src/drive2/Drive.cc.o
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/tmp/ccRyox4j.s: Assembler messages:
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[ 19%] Building CXX object libgrive/CMakeFiles/grive.dir/src/http/Download.cc.o
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/tmp/cc46d8yU.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccadIJw8.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccinj0Nr.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccQSz3wF.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccpF11ho.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccLZ9For.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccW3Aswb.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccfUIifg.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccdVVlEY.s: Assembler messages:
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/tmp/ccZ13815.s: Assembler messages:
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Linking CXX static library libgrive.a
[ 82%] Built target grive
Scanning dependencies of target btest
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Linking CXX executable btest
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Scanning dependencies of target grive_executable
[ 89%] Building CXX object grive/CMakeFiles/grive_executable.dir/src/main.cc.o
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Linking CXX executable grive
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Scanning dependencies of target bgrive_executable
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[100%] Building CXX object bgrive/CMakeFiles/bgrive_executable.dir/src/moc_MainWnd.cxx.o
Linking CXX executable bgrive
[100%] Built target bgrive_executable

Next create a directory where you want to keep your google drive files ie /home/user/googledrive and copy the grive executable to it.

root@devpi:/usr/bin/grive/ cp grive /home/user/googledrive

NOTE: RUNNING THIS APPLICATION WILL SYNC DATA BETWEEN GOOGLE DRIVE AND YOUR PI, CHECK YOUR USAGE ON GOOGLE DRIVE TO ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH STORAGE ON YOUR PI

The first time your run grive you need to do it with the -a option

cd /home/user/googledrive

./grive -a

A link will be printed in the terminal window. Copy the link and paste it in a browser. A page on google will appear asking you confirm permissions for the app.

After clicking accept you will be taken to another google page which has a bog with a code in it

copy and paste this into your terminal

Please input the authentication code here:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Reading local directories
Synchronizing folders
Reading remote server file list
Synchronizing files
sync “./grive” doesn’t exist in server, uploading
sync “./test” created in remote. creating local
Finished![/code]

That’s it your first sync is done, your googledrive directory on your pi should now reflect whats stored on your remote google drive. Adding files to either the pi or cloud will be reflected the next time grive is exectuted using the command grive from your created folder ie

cd /home/user/googledrive

grive

Now you can create scripts/cron jobs to automatically sync your files.

ENJOY!

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