Thursday, April 12, 2007

Opera on Debian etch AMD64

Yeaah....finally after researching on the internet I found a way to install and use Opera (a web browser). Opera build only for 32bit and it depends on some 32bit libraries so it's rather complicated to install (or not :) )
So here it is the Howto install Opera on linux 64bit :
install these package :
apt-get install ia32-libs linux32

and
apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk

*you can get this package from Debian Testing/Lenny
also
you have to get this package libqt3-mt_3.3.7-4_i386.deb (yes it's a 32bit package)
and do this :
dpkg-deb --extract libqt3-mt_3.3.7-4_i386.deb /path/to/your/home/dir

and you will found "usr" folder, open it and copy all file on the "lib" directory to the /lib32 (you must do this as a root)
ok now time for install Opera, first get the Opera package for Debian etch then do this :
dpkg -i --force-architecture opera_9.20-20070409.6-shared-qt_en_i386.deb


Done :)
just run Opera and enjoy

2 comments:

michaelgeek said...

I can't get

apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk

michaelgeek:/home/m# apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Package ia32-libs-gtk is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package ia32-libs-gtk has no installation candidate
michaelgeek:/home/m#

michaelgeek said...

And the second too...