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I have just installed Zenwalk 2.4 which, for those who don't know, is Slackware based. I am having trouble installing the Opera Web browser. I have downloaded and extracted the ...
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    Problem installing Opera


    I have just installed Zenwalk 2.4 which, for those who don't know, is Slackware based. I am having trouble installing the Opera Web browser.

    I have downloaded and extracted the source, but when I try to run the install script (as root) I get the following error;

    [Invalid UTF-8] Could not parse file '/usr/share/applications/gftp.desktop': desktop entry contain line 'Comment[da]=Flertr\xe5det ftpklient' which is not UTF-8File '/usr/share/applications/xarchiver.desktop' contains invalid MIME type 'x-arj-compressed' that is missing a slash


    Anybody have any ideas what all of this means?

    Here is the output from uname -a, if thats any help;

    Linux zenwalk 2.6.16.1 #1 PREEMPT Thu Mar 30 23:06:28 CEST 2006 i686 pentium3 i386 GNU/Linux

    Any more info needed, let me know.

    Thanks

    Gaz

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    OK, a bit more research and this is resolved.

    It appears that all Opera versions (except the static version) require the user to have QT version 3 on the system. As I have only ever installed Opera on a machine running KDE (or Windows ), I was unaware of this. The static version does not need this, so now Opera is up and running

    Thanks

    Gaz

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    I got a similar warning attempting to install (upgrade) Opera on my Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) AMD64 but found that the upgrade actually worked just fine.

    $ sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture opera.deb
    dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
    package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
    (Reading database ... 135930 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace opera-static 9.20-20070409.1 (using opera.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement opera-static ...
    Setting up opera-static (9.20-20070409.1) ...
    Could not parse file '/usr/share/applications/audacity.desktop': desktop entry contain line '?[Desktop Entry]' which is not an entry, group, or comment

    However the next launch of Opera showed version 9.20 in Help -> About.

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