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Old 03-07-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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i just downloaded opera-9.26 need to know how to install in linux

opera 9.26 is a tar file have a hard time starting this file need step by step i 'am a newbie
Old 03-07-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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How a tar file is opened depends on what kind of tar file it is.

For tar.bz2,
$ tar jxvf <filename.tar.bz2>

For tar.gz,
$ tar zxvf <filename.tar.gz>
Also look at the man page for tar man tar in a terminal.

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Old 03-07-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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Hi Dustyplace,

Depending on your distro you can just click on the tar file. An extraction program will start and ask you where to put the compacted files. You get to name a folder as to where to put it. As root (or use sudo if that is what your distro does)in terminal, CD to the folder and run the install commands, that is:




make install

That should do it.

There are plenty of web sites that explain how to manually extract and install the package using these commands. Just google for it. It is a good skill to learn as one day you will want to install something that is not in your package manager.

However, if your distro has a package manager (e.g. synaptic in Linux Mint and Ubuntu) you can search for Opera and install it there. It will do all the dirty work for you. (It always helps when asking questions to indicate what distro you are using).

Old 03-10-2008, 05:05 AM   #4
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seems like very simple....
Old 04-08-2008, 02:55 AM   #5
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dusytsplace- installing opera

The easiest way is via a package manager but if it is not 100%. Trouble with websites etc can seem to lead to imperfect doanloads. If the problem persists try redownloading it (the same version) and check the 'properties' for size, the larger is likly to be correct. Alternatively find an RPM version for your 'distro' and try that, possibly via a shell using rpm -Uvh opera-[vesion number includng all].rpm Compiling from source code can be time consumimg when you are new (like me), use the easiet methord appropreate for your o/s!


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