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 188.8.131.52 #1 PREEMPT Thu Mar 30 23:06:28 CEST 2006 i686 pentium3 i386 GNU/Linux
Any more info needed, let me know.
What command did you use?
Did you try the "makepkg" or "installpkg" commands?
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 :oops: ), I was unaware of this. The static version does not need this, so now Opera is up and running :D
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.