Thanks for the link. I had checked it before posting this question (as the accepted solution is characterized as ‘not elegant’). Also it is 5 years old, so I thought that there will be some alternative solution. I should add that this doesn’t happen on Ubuntu 20.04. Why it happens on Fedora 36?
and then removing all the relevant files/directories.
After this, I reinstalled with the second option that the Dropbox official site provides. The installation step is:
cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -
and the dropbox daemon can be started using:
I skipped the download of the additional python script (one can download but I only wanted a way to start and stop dropbox). So one can avoid the automatic startup of dropbox (which was present when dropbox was installed through the .rpm). To stop the dropbox daemon: