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    How to install a software to Debian??


    Hi all, I am linux-blind!! Today I just install Debian (stable ver.). and now I want to install Opera browser to my pc but do not know what to do. I have downloaded a file name opera.tar.gz now what to do??
    Also, can anyone show me a place where I can learn simplest things for linux?
    Cheers..

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    You can use this to learn more about linux
    http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

    or you can install this book using the Synaptic package manager. It is listed along with other books in the debian repository.

    To learn Debian try here.
    http://newbiedoc.berlios.de/wiki/Main_Page
    http://www.madcarters.com/

    There are others but these are a start.

    Go here to download the Opera package for Debian instead of the tar.gz for now this will be easier.

    http://www.opera.com/download/index.dml?platform=linux

    And look here for how to install this .deb package
    http://www.newlinuxuser.com/howto-in...ce-code-files/


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    E: couldn't find package??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaixixon
    E: couldn't find package??!!
    Are you referring to the opera link?


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    If you are referring to installing the deb package try this link instead. It addresses a deb package that you may have downloaded instead of using apt-get.

    http://www.newlinuxuser.com/?p=107


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    I did exactly what it instruct on http://www.newlinuxuser.com/?p=107 and I still got that eror.
    Here is what I do: I put opera.deb on / folder (I use the world folder because I am sticked to windows)!!!
    at the console windows I type: apt-get install opera.deb
    and i got:
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    E: Couldn't find package
    linux5:~#
    so what's the error??


    p/s: sorry for so many dummies question.. and thanks for your patience..

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    The command you should type is

    dpkg -i package.deb

    or in this case

    dpkg -i opera_8.54-20060330.5-shared-qt_en_sarge_i386.deb

    not apt-get install.

    Apt-get is used for installing from the repository directly, dpkg is for .deb files you download from the internet. In this case opera.

    BTW don't worry about the question's we're here to help.


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    linux5:~# dpkg -i /o.deb
    Selecting previously deselected package opera.
    (Reading database ... 50936 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking opera (from /o.deb) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of opera:
    opera depends on libqt3c102-mt; however:
    Package libqt3c102-mt is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing opera (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    opera
    linux5:~#

    p/s:
    1. I just rename to o.deb to make it short.
    2. I am looking for ways to install libqt3c102-mt

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    oke i did intall the missing dependency and install opera here is the result:
    linux5:~# dpkg -i /opera_8.54-20060330.5-shared-qt_en_sarge_i386.deb
    (Reading database ... 51059 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace opera 8.54-20060330.5 (using .../opera_8.54-20060330.5-shared-qt_en_sarge_i386.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement opera ...
    Setting up opera (8.54-20060330.5) ...

    linux5:~#
    does it means that opera is installed? i could not find the link in the internet category..

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    It may not show up there try looking for it here.
    Applications--->Debian---->Apps---->Net

    Also try typing
    opera
    on the command line.

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