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Old 08-30-2005, 11:27 PM   #1
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Opera- Ubuntu package


Hi I've just downloaded the Opera browser in.deb Ubuntu format.
I know how to install on the command line with .tgz and .gz
How do I install this? Can I use Synaptic?
Thank you.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 11:28 PM   #2
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Code:
dpkg -i whatever.deb
 
Old 08-30-2005, 11:50 PM   #3
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Re: Opera- Ubuntu package

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Hi I've just downloaded the Opera browser in.deb Ubuntu format.
I know how to install on the command line with .tgz and .gz
How do I install this? Can I use Synaptic?
Thank you.
Probably sudo dpkg -i opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb.
I did happen to notice Opera in the repositories, but maybe it's because I've enabled extra ones?. In any case, you'd better install it quickly while the ad-free registration is free (you've still got a couple of hours).

Last edited by aysiu; 08-31-2005 at 12:10 AM.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 11:54 PM   #4
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Originally posted by spooon
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dpkg -i whatever.deb
Thanks for the code, but, I get authentication failure. Thas is, when I navigate to the directory where the .deb package is and try to run it it asks for super user password. I've only got one password on the system but, it doesn't work. When I run Synaptic my password works.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 11:59 PM   #5
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Did you try sudo dpkg -i opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb? The password should be your user password, the same you use for Synaptic.

So if you type dpkg -i opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb, you should get this as a response:

dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege

If you type this:

sudo dpkg -i opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb

You should get this response:

Password:

This is the same as the Synaptic password.

Last edited by aysiu; 08-31-2005 at 12:04 AM.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 12:04 AM   #6
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Re: Re: Opera- Ubuntu package

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Originally posted by aysiu
Probably sudo dpkg -i opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb.
I did happen to notice Opera in the repositories, but maybe it's because I've enabled extra ones?. In any case, you'd better install it quickly while the ad-free registration is free (you've still got a couple of hours).
Okay that worked, but, where does it install to? It didn't put an icon on my menu anywhere.
I tried the whereis command, couldn't find it.
Thanks.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 12:06 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by aysiu
Did you try sudo dpkg -i opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb? The password should be your user password, the same you use for Synaptic.

So if you type dpkg -i opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb, you should get this as a response:

dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege

If you type this:

sudo dpkg -i opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb

You should get this response:

Password:

This is the same as the Synaptic password.
Thank you, yes, that worked:-) I just need to find the dang package
 
Old 08-31-2005, 12:09 AM   #8
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Thank you, yes, that worked:-) I just need to find the dang package
What do you mean find the package? Do you mean the launcher? Or do you mean the .deb you downloaded?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 12:20 AM   #9
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What do you mean find the package? Do you mean the launcher? Or do you mean the .deb you downloaded?
I've got it figured out thank you. When I ran the install command (sudu) at the shell prompt for the .deb package it set everything up for me. However when I went to look for an icon to click on to launch Opera 8.02 I couldn't find it. I found the script to launch the application in /bin and created an icon for it on my tool bar. Also entered my activation code to get rid of ads.
Thanks for your help, much appreciated.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 12:39 AM   #10
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Glad it all worked out for you.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 10:48 AM   #11
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Glad it all worked out for you.
I'm actually very impressed with Opera 8.02. It is blazingly fast. I still use FF as my main browser on my Linux boxes, but, Opera is indeed impressive. The only thing that stopped me before from using it was the dang ads in Opera.
Very nice browser.
Thanks again for your help.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 01:50 PM   #12
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Ubuntu Forums - HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

This is the install instructions for the Opera Internet Suite

This installs Opera, adds a menu icon and changes the default file handler from kexec to gnome-open.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 02:56 PM   #13
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Ubuntu Forums - HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

This is the install instructions for the Opera Internet Suite

This installs Opera, adds a menu icon and changes the default file handler from kexec to gnome-open.
Thanks, I'll keep this for future reference for the next time I install Opera. Much appreciated.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 09:00 AM   #14
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I am trying to install a kdevelop package and I get this

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pete@ubuntu:~/myDownloads$ sudo dpkg -i kdevelop-data_3.2.1-0ubuntu0hoary2_all.deb
(Reading database ... 117625 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace kdevelop-data 4:3.2.1-0ubuntu0hoary2 (using kdevelop-data_3.2.1-0ubuntu0hoary2_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement kdevelop-data ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of kdevelop-data:
kdevelop-data depends on kdevelop (= 4:3.2.1-0ubuntu0hoary2); however:
Version of kdevelop on system is 4:2.1.5.1-7.
dpkg: error processing kdevelop-data (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
kdevelop-data
pete@ubuntu:~/myDownloads$
I tried sudo -r kdevelop-data_3.2.1-0ubuntu0hoary2_all.deb to replace the old kdevelop and got
Quote:
pete@ubuntu:~/myDownloads$ sudo dpkg -r kdevelop-data_3.2.1-0ubuntu0hoary2_all.deb
dpkg: you must specify packages by their own names, not by quoting the names of the files they come in

Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages[*];
Use dselect for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
Type dpkg --licence for copyright licence and lack of warranty (GNU GPL)[*].

Options marked[*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !
pete@ubuntu:~/myDownloads$
I looked at --help and got totally confused. Incidentally I had errors when trying to run kdevelop.2.1.
I am sew to debian and any help would be appreciated
 
  


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