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Opera Browser Installation Issue on Debian Stretch
Hello Opera community,
I happen to have upgraded my debian machine to a fresh installation of stretch, keeping my data in a /home partition. Now I'm reinstalling my favorite softwares including Opera which is the goto browser on all my machines.
I've tried to download the .deb package from Opera's website (opera-stable_47.0.2631.55_amd64.deb) but when trying to install the package I get a pop up saying "Sorry, this did not work. This file is not supported".
Then I fell back to an apt installation, first following the instructions there: https://wiki.debian.org/Opera adding the source for apt. However when trying to install with apt-get there seem to be some impossible dependencies that stop the browser from being installed. You'll find below the information I got from the terminal.
Is this a known issue with Opera and stretch ? Any workaround available or even better a stretch compliant version in sight ?
Thanks in advance for your help.
root@debian:~/.gnupg# apt-get update
Ign:1 http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Get:2 http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease [2,592 B]
Hit:3 http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Hit:4 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease
Hit:5 http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian stretch Release
Ign:6 http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:8 http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/debian stretch Release
Fetched 2,592 B in 0s (3,120 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
root@debian:~/.gnupg# apt-get install opera
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 : Depends: libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 (>= 0.10.16) but it is not installable
Depends: libgstreamer0.10-0 (>= 0.10.15) but it is not installable
Depends: gstreamer0.10-plugins-good but it is not installable
Recommends: flashplugin-nonfree but it is not installable
Recommends: cups-client but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
That dependency for libgstreamer0 is for real old versions of opera. If you have an old version of opera installed, try uninstalling it and removeing any reference to opera sources in /etc/apt/sources.list.
If you successfully install a new version, it should add a new source to your /etc/apt/sources.list.
v47 installed ok on my machine. I installed with dpkg -i --simulate <packagename> to check for problems first.
2 things to take into account
a) Opera's package name now is "opera-stable", so you have to use "apt-get install opera-stable" to install it. Using "apt-get install opera" will try to install the old presto opera 12.16, which is obsolete for a long time now.
b) The "this file is not supported" means you tried to install the amd64 package on a 32bit system. If you really are on 32bits, the above will install opera 45.x. which is the last 32bit version of opera.