Install Opera web browser in Ubuntu distribution

Opera is a Chromium-based browser which was first released on April 10, 1995. The latest stable version for Opera at the time of writing the article is 65.0.3467.48. There are three features available with the browser which make it standout amongst its peers. These are built-in Ad Blocker, VPN and a Battery saver. Since, built-in Ad Blocker is already provided with the browser therefore we don’t have to install an additional add-on. Also, unlimited free VPN along with a battery saver specifically built for laptop users is provided. In this article, we would discuss how to install Opera web browser in Ubuntu distribution.

Furthermore, operations discussed below would require you to have superuser privileges. In case you don’t have one then contact your System Administrator for assistance.

We would use dpkg (Debian Package Manager) to install the downloaded package.

Install Opera web browser through .deb package

First, we need to download the .deb package from Opera’s official website. On the Homepage itself, you need to click Download Now button. If you are already on a Ubuntu distribution, it will select .deb package for you. Otherwise, you need to select accordingly. The downloaded package would be –

opera-stable_65.0.3467.48_amd64

Once the package gets downloaded, move to the directory where its downloaded through cd command.

cd /path/to/opera_package

And, run the following –

sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_<version>_amd64.deb

For instance, if we have downloaded the opera-stable_63.0.3368.94_amd64.deb then we need to issue the following in terminal –

sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_65.0.3467.48_amd64.deb

At this point you would get the error –

Errors were encountered while processing:
opera-stable

All you have to do now is fix the broken packages. This could be done through –

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -f

where,

-f option is used to fix broken packages.

It will install all related dependencies. Press <Yes> when it asks you – Do you want to update Opera together with the rest of the system? This completes the installation of Opera web browser.

In conclusion, we have discussed how to install Opera web browser in Ubuntu distribution.