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Old 11-04-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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Ubuntu - Installing Opera


I'm trying to install Opera on Ubuntu, I downloaded the .deb file and opened it up with "Ubuntu Software". I clicked "install" and nothing happens. It doesn't even show me the orange bar under the "install" button.

I see an icon on the task bar that says "Waiting to install", but when I click it, nothing happens.
 
Old 11-04-2016, 10:39 AM   #2
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.deb packages seem to install better using gdebi. I would install gdebi and then open the opera .deb with gdebi and install from that. The new software center is not the best tool for .deb packages in all cases
 
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Old 11-04-2016, 11:32 AM   #3
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.deb packages seem to install better using gdebi. I would install gdebi and then open the opera .deb with gdebi and install from that. The new software center is not the best tool for .deb packages in all cases
Where can I get gdebi?
 
Old 11-04-2016, 05:56 PM   #4
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It should be in the Ubuntu repos, that is the Software Center.
 
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:01 PM   #5
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It should be in the Ubuntu repos, that is the Software Center.
Alright, I've just installed it from the Software Center and got Opera working. Thank you.
 
Old 11-04-2016, 07:01 PM   #6
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.deb packages seem to install better using gdebi. I would install gdebi and then open the opera .deb with gdebi and install from that. The new software center is not the best tool for .deb packages in all cases
Thank you, just got Opera working now.
 
Old 11-04-2016, 08:45 PM   #7
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Glad I could help.

Just for curiosity, what version of Opera is it?
 
Old 11-04-2016, 09:54 PM   #8
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Just a note.

If I download a .deb file. Then I'll use command line to install.

Command like
sudo dpkg -i file.deb
 
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Thank you, just got Opera working now.
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Also, if you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

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Old 11-05-2016, 08:24 AM   #10
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Glad I could help.

Just for curiosity, what version of Opera is it?
I'm running version 41.0.2353.46 right now.
 
Old 11-05-2016, 07:17 PM   #11
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Thanks. So they've finally released a Linux version. (That's nice to know, but I will be sticking with Vivaldi.)
 
  


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