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Problem to run opera 26 and opera 56

  • Hello, I downloaded both versions of Opera, and when trying to compile the first, I receive: "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: gconf-service". When Trying the second, I receive: "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libatk-bridge2.0-0 (>= 2.5.3".

    So, I ask you. With programs to I need to compile to be able to satisfy these dependencies? Thanks in advance.

  • It may help if you say in which system you are trying to install Opera. And what kind of package you are using.

  • @leocg said in Problem to run opera 26 and opera 56:

    It may help if you say in which system you are trying to install Opera. And what kind of package you are using.

    True, I should have mentioned it. Both were .deb packages and the Linux is a Ubuntu 10.04

  • Opera 56 needs at least Ubuntu 16.04 64 bits to be installed. Don't know about Opera 26.

  • Why such an old version of Ubuntu? Three years is about typical for support, so it may be that Opera 12.16 or thereabouts (released 4 July 2013) is the last version which still runs on 10.04, The first Linux release of the new Opera was version 26.0.1656.32 over a year later on 3 December 2014.

  • @sgunhouse said in Problem to run opera 26 and opera 56:

    Why such an old version of Ubuntu? Three years is about typical for support, so it may be that Opera 12.16 or thereabouts (released 4 July 2013) is the last version which still runs on 10.04, The first Linux release of the new Opera was version 26.0.1656.32 over a year later on 3 December 2014.

    Because I cannot use a newer one. I need Gimp 2.6. And to keep the same interface. Plus my hd is 40GB and currently there is not enough free space currently to do a dual boot.

    Plus, in the last two weeks all these obstacles become merely academic, since my Dvd recorder broke, and now I cannot change OS. I do not a usb driver either (plus when I had one, never was able to boot a system through it). If it did not, there would not problem, since I only need Opera (or any browser actually) temporarily, since I need to run a couple of tests in this website:
    https://www.hackerrank.com/tests/samplemonaco

    The more modern web browser that I have, Palemoon 27.9, based on Firefox 52.9 is not able to proper render the above website. Opera 12 does not even render that website. My Firefox are older than this Palemoon.

    I have been trying to install many modern web browser, but I always hit the wall, that are unsatisfied dependencies. If they are "normal programs", I can download and install them on my own (well, usually), except two of them. Glibc and stdc++. For that I would need to compile a new GCC and that requires way too much space (plus other potential issues). I have looking into Intel compiler, but the required space also seems to be too big, plus the download time is very long for my internet connection, and it does not goes well with the fairly strict deadline that I have to run stuff in the website

    I have also been trying to run windows versions through Wine, but I guess my Wine is too old to run all or most of the modern web browsers.

    I could solve all of this booting a live cdrom Linux with a modern web browser if my dvd recorder had not broke.

  • @leocg said in Problem to run opera 26 and opera 56:

    Opera 56 needs at least Ubuntu 16.04 64 bits to be installed. Don't know about Opera 26.

    That's way I offered myself to install anything that's necessary, unless it's Glibc or stdc++ stuff

  • See if this topic helps.

  • Sadly, there is no way to get opera and any other recent app working if you do not change to a more recent distro. Trying to compile core stuff like gcc (for the libstdc++) or glibc is like trying to figure out how to run a recent app on win98, thus you are simply wasting your time with all that.

    If you want to know the why, read my posts on the thread @leocg suggested and you will understand why 8 years of linux evolution is a like 20 years of windows evolution (that's why i said win98 and not winxp above).

    Find a way to set up a pxe server and boot your machine from netwrork and then install ubuntu (or any other recent distro) on it.

  • @jimunderscorep said in Problem to run opera 26 and opera 56:

    Trying to compile core stuff like gcc (for the libstdc++) or glibc is like trying to figure out how to run a recent app on win98, thus you are simply wasting your time with all that.

    Can you expand on that, please?
    .

  • Sure.
    Every single app and library on your distro is compiled with a specific set of libraries and a specific compiler (gcc = gnu c compiler).
    Some apps and libraries are more important than others because they are literally the backbone of your distro. Such libraries are libc and libstdc++ you mentioned above. Trying to replace them with newer versions in order to get something working will !000% break your operating system, so do not do it.

    Proof of that "do not do it" logic is even embedded inside apt. Trying to remove such a system-critical app or lib will result in apt saying

    You are about to do something potentially harmful
    To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!
    

    isntead of the common y/n answer when you install something.

  • @jimunderscorep said in Problem to run opera 26 and opera 56:

    working will 1000% break

    Typo 😛