Install Opera Browser on 17.10

Asked by Rick Miller on 2018-03-08

Been here and over at askUbuntu...this can't be that difficult. I want to install the Opera browser on U 17.10. Tried 3 different D/l and 4 different terminal commands. Anyone know where there's a D/l or terminal commands that will install it?
THANX:

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

https://www.opera.com/computer/linux

Download the deb and run:

cd ~/Downloads
sudo dpkg -i ./opera-stable_51.0.2830.55_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get -f install

Dones

Rick Miller (69rixter) said : #3

RE: actionparsnip

Question #1;
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 17.10
Release: 17.10
Codename: artful
Linux ubuntu 4.13.0-21-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 18 17:29:16 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Then my last instructions will work

Rick Miller (69rixter) said : #5

RE: actionparsnip

Question #2
   Ahm...this is where I've been running into trouble. Every time I D/l the .deb this is what I get:

opera-stable_ 51.0.2830.55_amd64.deb DETAILS: Version 51.0.2830.55
                                                                          Licence Proprietary
                                                                          Source opera-stable_51.0.2830.55_amd64.deb
                                                                          Download Size 0 bytes

 I understand the 'Proprietary", but as you can see...it doesn't D/l anything? Gonna check a few D/l sites and see what, if anything, I can find.

Just click the big green download now button. It will pull down the deb

Or run:

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free'

wget -qO- https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install opera-stable

Rick Miller (69rixter) said : #10

Everyone:

   In accordance with this problem...please see: https://askubuntu.com/questions/905530/unable-to-install-opera-browser-on-ubuntu-17-04

Rick Miller (69rixter) said : #11

RE: actionparsnip

   sudo apt-get install opera-stable
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 opera-stable : Depends: gconf-service but it is not installable
                Depends: libgconf-2-4 (>= 3.2.5) but it is not installable
                Recommends: pepperflashplugin-nonfree but it is not installable
                Recommends: chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra but it is not installable
N: Ignoring file 'opera-stable.list.save.1' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Then run:

sudo apt-get -for install

Rick Miller (69rixter) said : #13

 sudo apt-get-for install
sudo: apt-get-for: command not found

Sorry. Autocomplete

sudo apt-get -f install

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #15

Another command that might reveal the cause of not installing:

sudo apt-get install opera-stable gconf-service libgconf-2-4

or eventually

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends opera-stable gconf-service libgconf-2-4

Rick Miller (69rixter) said : #16

 sudo apt-get install opera-stable gconf-service libgconf-2-4
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package opera-stable

 sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends opera-stable gconf-service libgcon-2-4
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package opera-stable
E: Unable to locate package libgcon-2-4

Rick Miller (69rixter) said : #17

Got it to install with an earlier version: opera_12.15.1745-i385.deb Guess I'll have to wait till they configure Opera's latest versions.

TAHNX ALL

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #18

"E: Unable to locate package opera-stable" is an indication that something went wrong when adding the opera repository ("sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" etc.)

"E: Unable to locate package libgcon-2-4" indicates a typo error (should have been libgconf-2-4 with an "f").

Rick Miller (69rixter) said : #19

EVERYONE:

   Here's something I don't get to do too often. I'm going to give an answer to my own question!!!

   I found this method and it worked (for me anyways) Use gdebi to install .deb. Download preferred .deb > Open terminal > sudo gdebi > drag & drop .deb pkg > Enter Then follow and activate (if necessary) any "prompts". Pretty simple. Here's a link should you need further instructions. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL_tiLbJ5t0