Oct 092006

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Opera is a full-featured Internet tool, most notably a fully standard conforming Web browser. Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and advanced functions like a password manager, mouse gestures, native Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) support, an email program, RSS newsfeeds, and IRC chat. It is designed to be fast andhighly customizable.

Step 1

If you want to install opera Web browser you need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file and enter the source list and save your file.

#vi /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following souce

For Debian Sarge

deb http://deb.opera.com/opera sarge non-free

For Debian etch

deb http://deb.opera.com/opera etch non-free

For Debian sid

deb http://deb.opera.com/opera sid non-free

Import to key using the following commands

gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-key 6A423791
gpg --fingerprint 6A423791
gpg --armor --export 6A423791| apt-key add -

Now you need to update the source list using the following command

#apt-get update

Step 2

Install Opera in Debian

#apt-get install opera

This will complete the opera installation.

Step 3

After finishing the installation if you want to open opera go to Applications—>Internet–>Opera and you can see in the following screen


Once you start opening this first time you need to agree the license agreement you need to click on I agree


Opera Web Browser in action


Opera Web Browser Version Details


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 Posted by at 10:27 am

  10 Responses to “Install Opera Web Browser in Debian Sarge,Etch or Sid in 3 Steps”

  1. # apt-get install opera
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… Done
    Package opera is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    W: Couldn’t stat source package list http://deb.opera.com etch/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/deb.opera.com_opera_dists_etch_non-free_binary-i386_Package s) – stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: Couldn’t stat source package list http://deb.opera.com etch/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/deb.opera.com_opera_dists_etch_non-free_binary-i386_Package s) – stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    E: Package opera has no installation candidate

    i really need to run opera on my box help me plzz

  2. the side might be down try after some time and check

  3. You need to run apt-get update before the apt-get install opera

  4. Very useful
    “Muchas gracias” from Argentina

  5. This link (click my name) worked for me on Debian Sid (Sidux) 64-bit.

  6. I can’t find any Internet tab on my application menu?? Why??

  7. Thanks, i install opera without problem (Debian GNU/Linux Etch, 2.6.18-6-686)
    Tip, if you use sudo, third command is
    sudo gpg –armor –export 6A423791 | sudo apt-key add –

  8. Mozaddid, which linux distro and version are you using? Also, you can always start it by typing “opera” in your terminal window.

  9. If you use Debian Lenny 5.0, use this apt line in apt sources:

    deb http://deb.opera.com/opera lenny non-free

    Then import the key as usual, aptitude update, aptitude install opera

    You will find it in Applications->Internet->Opera, version 9.63 (as of 2 Jan 2008).

  10. Presumably a variation on the theme will install Opera10 alpha. Is this indeed the case? How?

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