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Old 05-24-2009, 04:08 AM   #1
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Installing Opera


I am trying to install Opera on Ubuntu 9.04. I tried the CLI, typing: sudo apt-get install opera, but got the following: Package opera has no installation candidate. I then proceeded to the website, and downloaded the package from there, but when I tried to open it, I got the following:
gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Any help???

-The Doctor
 
Old 05-24-2009, 04:15 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by thedoctor818 View Post
I am trying to install Opera on Ubuntu 9.04. I tried the CLI, typing: sudo apt-get install opera, but got the following: Package opera has no installation candidate. I then proceeded to the website, and downloaded the package from there, but when I tried to open it, I got the following:
gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Any help???

-The Doctor
The name of the package (at least in Debian) is
Quote:
opera9-binary
and not opera.
Try this command from a terminal.
Code:
sudo aptitude update
and then
Code:
sudo aptitude install opera9-binary
and that should sort you out. Notice that I recommend using aptitude rather than apt-get.
Cheers,
jdk

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:03 AM   #3
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I did that as suggested, but I cannot find opera9. Shouldn't it be under Applications -> Internet???
 
Old 05-24-2009, 08:05 AM   #4
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Also, when I ran sudo aptitude update, I got the following: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net gutsy Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY E9575F9081AFF0CF
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

What does that mean???
 
Old 05-24-2009, 08:29 AM   #5
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I did that as suggested, but I cannot find opera9. Shouldn't it be under Applications -> Internet???
Did you have errormessages when you installed opera
eq

Code:
sudo apt-get install opera9-binary
Quote:
Also, when I ran sudo aptitude update, I got the following: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net gutsy Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY E9575F9081AFF0CF
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
You need to install the key

Code:
sudo apt-get install debian-archive-keyring
sudo gpg --keyserver hkp://wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys E9575F9081AFF0CF
sudo gpg --armor --export E9575F9081AFF0CF | apt-key add -

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:37 AM   #6
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Sorry for being such a newb.

When I tried the first line of command code, i got the following:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
 
Old 05-24-2009, 08:48 AM   #7
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When I tried the first line of command code, i got the following:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
There is probably another instance running, like update manager, auto update ....
Make sure every packetmanager is closed.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 08:56 AM   #8
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The first command workes, but the second did not. It gave me the following:

gpg: WARNING: unsafe ownership on configuration file `/home/thedoctor/.gnupg/gpg.conf'
gpg: external program calls are disabled due to unsafe options file permissions
gpg: keyserver communications error: general error
gpg: keyserver receive failed: general error
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:05 AM   #9
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try
Code:
chmod 600 ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf
or use
Code:
sudo -i
not
Code:
sudo
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:16 AM   #10
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i'm still getting error messages, but i am not sure i understand what you are saying to do. Am I supposed to add -i after sudo & before gpg in the 2nd & 3rd commands??? If so, that is not working either, I get the following:
/usr/bin/gpg: /usr/bin/gpg: cannot execute binary file

I am sorry to be giving you so much trouble & putting you out so badly.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:28 AM   #11
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type
sudo -i
password
apt-get install debian-archive-keyring
gpg --keyserver hkp://wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys E9575F9081AFF0CF
gpg --armor --export E9575F9081AFF0CF | apt-key add -
apt-get update
apt-get install opera9-binary


did you have errormessages when you did

Quote:
sudo apt-get install opera9-binary
before?

However, to get back to the original question:

Quote:
gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Any help???
What file did you downloaded?
What command did you used?



Download the deb file from here

http://www.opera.com/download/
then
Code:
sudo dpkg -i file.deb

Last edited by repo; 05-24-2009 at 09:30 AM.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:38 AM   #12
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Unfortunately, my terminal will not go that far back [or at least, I do not know how to do so]. I typed in everything you just told me to, and ALL of it worked EXCEPT: apt-get install opera9-binary when I typed that in, I got back:E: Couldn't find package opera9-binary

I feel I am so close, & I REALLY thank you for all your help, if you could just help me to finish the download - I would be SO grateful...
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:45 AM   #13
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I typed that in, I got back:E: Couldn't find package opera9-binary
Opera is not in the repo's

But don't worry:
I would suggest to download the file from
http://www.opera.com/download/
It should be a deb file

then in a terminal type
Code:
cd path_where_you_downloaded_the_file
then
Code:
sudo dpkg -i file_you_downloaded.deb

Last edited by repo; 05-24-2009 at 09:46 AM.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:48 AM   #14
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Doctor,
Can you type (you don't need sudo just for doing search)
Code:
aptitude search opera
and paste the response here.
It should look something like this:
Code:
~$ aptitude search opera
v   opera                             -                                            
v   opera-l10n                        -
v   opera8                            -
p   opera8-binary                     - Opera Web Browser
p   opera8-l10n                       - Opera Web Browser (Language files)
v   opera8-static                     -
p   opera8-static-binary              - Opera Web Browser (static)
v   opera9                            -
p   opera9-binary                     - Opera Web Browser
p   opera9-l10n                       - Opera Web Browser (Language files)
v   opera9-static                     -
p   opera9-static-binary              - Opera Web Browser (static)
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:54 AM   #15
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That finally worked, thanks SO much. BYW, why did you have me using sudo aptitude, rather than sudo apt-???
 
  


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