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Old 04-27-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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Question Vivaldi browser: Preferred installation method


What do you fellas prefer and why when it comes to install vivaldi; Do you prefer use ruario script or Slackbuild?
 
Old 04-27-2017, 05:43 PM   #2
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I don't use vivaldi but if I did I would prefer to run the script.
For one it would be faster.

The Slackbuild would take a little more time because you would have to open the programs directory locate the programs info.file, copy and paste the link from the info. file and open a fresh tab to download the tar.xz. Than proceed with a few more steps to run the script for the pkg to be created and than install the pkg.
 
Old 04-30-2017, 03:37 AM   #3
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The Slackbuild would take a little more time because you would have to open the programs directory locate the programs info.file, copy and paste the link from the info. file and open a fresh tab to download the tar.xz. Than proceed with a few more steps to run the script for the pkg to be created and than install the pkg.
Assuming you're talking about SBo, that workflow would only apply if you did everything manually. With sbotools you would just go;
Code:
sbocheck
sboupgrade --all
sbopkg and slackrepo are also available and have their own methods. I haven't tried ruario's script, but I don't think many SBo users would do updates manually (although I'm sure some do).
 
Old 04-30-2017, 05:21 AM   #4
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I use Vivaldi from SBo. Works quite well.
 
Old 05-04-2017, 12:32 PM   #5
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From RPM. I have downloaded Vivaldi RPM, converted to .tgz with rpm2tgz and installed. Works. I am always trying RPM first for two reasons. 1) because I am lazy and 2) I have started with Red Hat back in 1999, so I know where to find them. It often works for newer packages, older ones can be a problem.

I have installed Opera and Open Office that way, among other things.
 
Old 05-04-2017, 01:14 PM   #6
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Hi,
I just download the 64-bit rpm from the vivaldi download site and install it using:-
"rpm -i --nodeps <vivaldi rpm>"

Three caveats ...
1. you will see error messages at the end of the install but these don't seem to matter
2. if your Slackware is not 14.2 you may find that there are missing/wrongversion libraries.
3. if you are installing over an existing vivaldi rpm, you have to remove the old one using rpm -e

I have a tendency to install things from the originators download site so this is my own idiosyncrasy
and may not work for you

cheers
pete

pete hilton
saruman@ruvolo-hilton.org
 
Old 05-04-2017, 02:36 PM   #7
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I did not install RPM directly, but converted it to TGZ with rpm2tgz. Installed TGZ afterwards, like any other Slackware package. Had no issues. Typing this in Vivaldi, which has become my main browser.

I am not sure which internal differences exist between two procedures. It is just that converting to TGZ and installing afterwards worked for me more than once.
 
Old 05-05-2017, 03:08 AM   #8
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I extra the vivaldi/ directory from the deb or rpm package (the easiest way seems to use ark in kde)
Then
chown root:root vivaldi/vivaldi-sandbox
chmod 4755 vivaldi/vivaldi-sandbox
and it works.
 
Old 05-05-2017, 07:23 AM   #9
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There should be no need to setuid the sandbox to root if you are using a default Slackware kernel
 
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:04 PM   #10
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arodlinux:

Have we answered your question?
 
Old 05-06-2017, 07:46 AM   #11
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I like Vivaldi. For its installation I tend to stick to the SBo-route (via sbopkg), as this makes the procedure more uniform for keeping the system up to date (and if stuff is not on SBo I create some slackbuilds and info files for this to get slackware packages installed. This makes it easy to see - via ls /var/log/packages/ - what has been installed. Only virtual-box goes in via its own install-script, as part of a kernel-upgrade.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 08:44 AM   #12
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vivaldi

Thanks everybody for answer, and sorry for posting this late ... its being too crazy the last few weeks.
Anyway after installing Vivaldi using both methods, I do not find any different on the final product (which is expected). I did noticed that depending of the "method" use when using ruario script you could get updates from vivaldi directly. Also I did not read the final instructions on the ruario's script and was a little difficult unistalling vivaldi after that.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 03:11 PM   #13
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So the browser worked for you but you just weren't happy with it?
 
Old 05-18-2017, 03:46 PM   #14
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So the browser worked for you but you just weren't happy with it?
The browser worked for me and I am happy with it. The question was (I had should elaborate it more) that seems the end result was the same (same browser etc etc) what was the major difference, if any, between the two methods?
 
Old 05-18-2017, 04:33 PM   #15
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The browser worked for me and I am happy with it. The question was (I had should elaborate it more) that seems the end result was the same (same browser etc etc) what was the major difference, if any, between the two methods?
The difference between the 2 methods.......

Running the script installs the browser but using SBo also installs the browser but in a different way.

SBo might take just a little bit longer than running the script.
Also SBo is a command-line based tool that synchronizes with SlackBuilds.org.
With using SBo there is nothing to be made executable.

In this case I don't think that the script communicates with the SlackBuilds website.
Most scripts have to be made executable.

Another difference is preference. I'll use SBo before I run a script.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_script

https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Script
 
  


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