How To Install Opera Web Browser In Fedora
This guide explains how to install Opera web browser in Fedora Linux. Opera is a standards complaint web browser that is heavy in features but having a relatively low memory foot print. It is one of the few web browsers that has an integrated mail client and news reader built into it.
Opera isn’t included in Fedora repositories. However, installing Opera in Fedora is really easy. Here is what you do.
Step 1: Visit Opera home page and click on the large download button.
Surprisingly, Opera website automatically detects which operating system you are using and provides link to the Opera software for your OS.
In the corresponding page, choose the Linux distribution you are using – in our case choose “Fedora”. Leave the package format as the “default package” and click on the “Download Opera” button. Now Opera software download starts. It is an RPM package of around 11MB size.
Step 2: Install Opera in Fedora Linux
Fire up a terminal and navigate to the directory in which you have saved the Opera software (RPM package). And enter the following command …
$ su -c 'rpm -ivh opera-11.60-1185.i386.rpm'
It will prompt you for the root password and then install Opera in your machine running Fedora Linux.
Things to note
opera-11.60-1185.i386.rpm is the latest package as of this writing. If you are downloading another version of Opera, replace the
opera-11.60-1185.i386.rpm in the above command with the name of the package you have downloaded.
If you have (an older version of) Opera already installed in Fedora, you should remove it first prior to installing the new version. You can do it easily using the RPM command for removing a package as follows -
$ su -c 'rpm -e opera'
This is to avoid the conflicts that will occur with two versions of Opera residing on your machine.
Now you can access Opera from your desktop menu.