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Ways to keep update Opera-stable in Fedora Linux while no repository enabled for it!

  • Hi there.
    I downloaded Opera-stable-52...-amd64.rpm and installed on my Fedora 28 successfully. The mater that I opened this topic is How can I Keep update Opera while I didn't enable any repository for opera-browser! Is there any built-in update mechanism in Opera?
    Thus how can I keep update Opera-stable when the developers team release the new update of browser?

  • When there is an update from upstream, the O-menu button changes color so as to let you know. Why not use the repo though?

  • @jimunderscorep Hmmm, upstream update! But does it work for major release? I think I found a instruction to add the repository 2 days ago, At that time I just wanted to test Opera and now I think It's really cool! Is there any official instruction from Opera team to add an rpm-based repository on my Fedora? (It'll be pretty easy if it's a Copr repo!). On the other hand Do the Opera developers team keep update this repository as soon as possible!?(Mabe this is an idiot question XD sorry!)
    Afterall if there is no problem with the built-in update mechanism (The color of opera icon at the top left corner, as you said) for all kind of update and releases, I'd rather to go on this way instead of adding new repository. Is there any problem in this case?

  • @jimunderscorep Hmmm, upstream update! But [1.]Does it work for major releases? I think I found a instruction to add the repository 2 days ago, At that time I just wanted to test Opera and now I think It's really cool! Is there any official instruction from Opera team to add an rpm-based repository on my Fedora? It'll be pretty easy if it's a Copr repo! On the other hand [2.]Do the Opera developers team keep update this repository as soon as possible!?>A RETARDY QUESTION, SORRY! Since I saw that the GPG fingerprint is for 2017!

    Edit 1: Afterall if there is no problem with the built-in update mechanism The color of opera icon at the top left corner, as you said for all kind of update and releases, I'd rather to go on this way instead of adding new repository. [3.]Is there any problem in this case?

    Edit 2: Now I searched for the possible ways on this matter and found this page but it's for opera 12.10 and I am using Opera 52.0, [4.]Does this way work on my F28 and O52 properly?

    Edit 3: Tada!!! I found the official instruction from opera website but I also found that a new disabled repository file added in /etc/yum.repos.d/ named "opera.repo" when I installed that rpm package thus there is no need to follow that instruction! If I want to enable repository, first simply add the GPG-key by sudo rpm --import https://rpm.opera.com/rpmrepo.key and then enabling the repository file. [5.]Is it right?
    Wait! [6.]How about my currently installed Opera? Does it match with my Opera or I should reinstall opera from that repository!? I've configure and added some extension to Opera and I don't want to loose my configurations, so It will be good if it can be match with repository and no need to reinstall. Which one will happen?

    Edit 4: [7.] And my last and unrelated question! Is Opera-browser based on Chromium!? I think saw something about this!


    P S. Actually I prefer to don't add any extra repository, so because of this I am looking for an built-in update!
    P S. Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Removed Because I found when I instaleed that rpm package it is also installed and enabled a repo for that!
    Also I am so sorry about spams!

  • Current versions of Opera are based in Chromium, yes. Versions 12.x and earlier used a proprietary rendering engine known as Presto.

  • @sgunhouse Great! As far as I know Chromium browser is an open source project but Opera isn't! Why? Any license point for that...

  • @mohos Because Opera and Chromium are different things.

  • Opera is Chromium with a different UI and a few built-in extensions. Since they do say they use Chromium and point you to that project (and hence the source code for Chromium) they are not violating the license. Just as Chrome is Chromium with a few proprietary parts added.

  • I got my answers! Thanks guys.

  • Topic closed as solved. If in up until to a month the author needs the thread to be reopened, just report it. briefly explaining the reason.

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