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Old 06-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Installing Opera

Is there any difference between installing opera from Opera's website versus installing the on in SlackBuild? Both are the latest versions ...
Old 06-28-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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I usually install from the one from the Opera website, since I started using Slackware before Slackbuilds.

Decompress the tar.gz, cd into the directory, and run the installer from the command line as root.

It will throw a message about possibly using an RPM. Just tell it to continue.

It's just about as smooth a binary install as you can ask for.
Old 06-28-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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You can also install the opera package from Salix.

If you are using Slackware64-14 you would find it here,

in the xap directory.

I believe it is the same package that Ruarí Ødegaard from Opera
provides for Slackware users.

Edit in: Just found Mr. Ødegaard's package at,

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:13 PM   #4
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On a multi user system its easier to ./install. On my notebooks I don't even bother.
I just untar the Opera file in my home and run ./opera from inside that folder.
Creating a link that points to it on either my KDE or flux menu.
So when theres a new version I just download, delete the current folder, untar and done.

No installation to uninstall and it works for my lazy factor.
Old 06-28-2013, 10:36 PM   #5
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I prefer building Opera packages using the scripts from the good people at
Old 07-01-2013, 01:47 PM   #6
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SlackBuild (from project) runs Opera's script install. You can learn about this by reading SlackBuild. This is simplest build script
I always use this when I want install or upgrade Opera. And I can always just remove the package...


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