Why do I fail to install opera in my ubuntu system?
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sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get build-deps opera (could be build-dep, without 's')
sudo apt-get install opera download-only
sudo dpkg -i --force-depends opera<rest of the package name>
When you use dpkg to remove programs, you use the program name, not the package name, because dpkg is looking for an installed program. When you install programs, you use the package name, because dpkg is then looking for a package to install. When you install using apt-get install, the packages are downloaded to /var/cache/apt/archives. APt-get clean cleans out all the old package files.
I'm not guaranteeing anything, but this method has gotten me out of a few jams.