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Installing browsers Opera and Firefox in barebones Puppy
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zygo
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2005, 08:34    Post_subject:  Installing browsers Opera and Firefox in barebones Puppy  

The latest Opera package is 7.54 on ibiblio.org. Are there any plans to make and upload an Opera 8.0 package?

I would like a puppy with Opera and preferably Firefox as well. If I download 'unleashed bare bones 1.0.3' would there be any advantage in
getting the browsers from ibiblio.org compared to Opera.com (and mozilla)?
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2005, 09:08    Post_subject:  

Sorry, I'm thinking of downloading Puppy "bare bones" version 1.0.3 not unleashed.
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2005, 09:21    Post_subject:  

Keep your eye on this thread in the How-to forum.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2005, 07:36    Post_subject:  

I downloaded the barebones 1.03 and the full version, and installed Opera 8.0 from the tar.gz file I downloaded from the opera site. I had no dramas at all, and I actually like 8.0 better than 7.54, which doesn't seem to be the consensus Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun 2005, 12:32    Post_subject:  

thoughtjourney,

Which of the static distributions did you select?
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun 2005, 09:00    Post_subject:  

Hey zygo,

on this page

http://www.opera.com/download/

there is a drop down list to choose a file format native to a particular distro. Underneath, there is a checkbox with the label

Quote:
Download this package in TAR.GZ format instead of your distribution's native format


tick that, then press download. The file name should be something like

opera-8.0-20050415.5-shared-qt.i386-en.tar.gz

the numbers in the middle may be different, though.

download it to /root/my-applications/bin

open rxvt, and type

Code:
tar -zxvf opera-8.0-20050415.5-shared-qt.i386-en.tar.gz   (or your actual filename)
cd opera<version>
./install.sh


Answer yes to the questions, and you should be right to go. Type opera at the command line. I usually set up an icon on the desktop: rox makes that pretty easy.

Hope I haven't gone overboard with the instructions. Opera is cool - I love it[/code]

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun 2005, 09:21    Post_subject: Opera Wiki Page  

Many thanks thoughtjourney
have created a stub (beginning of a wiki web page) here
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/OperaBrowser

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun 2005, 12:03    Post_subject:  

Thanks thoughtjourney. I've got Puppy 1.0.3 Opera8.01 working with live cd and ntfs. Sadly an error comes up when Opera is started:

a window pops up saying-
Could not start plug-in executable 'operamotifwrapper'. /usr/lib/opera/plugins/operamotifwrapper-3
Please install Motif.


(The file mentioned does exists) and on the command line-
test: error while loading shared libraries: libjvm.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Also I can't get Opera to work without a hard disk! Installation throws up no error but the program won't start.

Still, my favourite browser (even without plugins) and Puppy is magic. I'm looking forward to frame buffer support in 1.0.4.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun 2005, 19:38    Post_subject:  

If you download the PupGet Opera package from ibiblio.org, expand it, you will find inside that it has the Motif library files -- in /usr/lib probably.
Just grab those.

The Motif library is needed by Opera for loading plugins -- see my comments on that by doing a search on "motif" in the Puppy News page!
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