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Old 10-06-2005, 11:33 AM   #1
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Installing opera

Im new to linux, and Im temporarily using College Linux. I wanted to install the web browser Opera, but I dont know how to install programs on linux. Can someone tell me how? Thanks.
Old 10-06-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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I don't know College Linux, but normally to install Opera download the RPM file. This will work if your distro can use RPM files. Then as root in a konsole do

rpm -vih Opera*.rpm

Reboot and Opera should be there.
Old 10-06-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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Theres no need to reboot, you can run opera straight away from a terminal, you may have to restart KDE/gnome whichever you use so that it refreshes the menu
Old 10-06-2005, 01:11 PM   #4
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College Linux is based on Slackware, so I wouldn't recommend using RPMs to install anything. Instead, download the package for Slackware from the Opera website here (select Slackware from the dropdown menu and select the Slackware 9.1, Current radio box).

Then to install:
1) open up a terminal emulator (such as xterm)
2) change to the directory wherever you saved the Opera package (for example, if you saved in your user's home directory and your user's name is fred, then type cd /home/fred)
3) extract the file from the .tar.gz archive by using the command tar -xzvf opera-8.50-20050915.5-shared-qt.i386-en.tar.gz
4) you should have an opera directory now (something like opera-8.50-20050916.5-shared-qt.i386-en) so change to it with the cd command
5) switch to the root user -- type su and then enter the root password
6) run the install file, which is by typing ./
7) after you run through the install process, you should be able to run opera by either typing opera in the command line, or if you're using KDE just hit alt + F2 and type in Opera and hit enter.

Hope that helps!

Last edited by Gato Azul; 10-06-2005 at 01:14 PM.
Old 10-15-2005, 10:53 AM   #5
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Yes!!! Finally got it working. Thanks so much for your help.


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