Get an updated browser on Linux even if you don't have root access

1) Download Opera at http://www.opera.com/browser/download/
 Make sure you choose tar.gz as the package format.

2) Unpack the package by running the following command:

tar -zxfv packagename


example:


tar -zxfv opera-9.22-20070716.6-shared-qt.i386-en.tar.gz

3) You can now either run Opera without installing it, or install
it to a specified directory. To run it, run the opera
script:


./opera

or



For a standard system wide access you should log in or suid to
root and type:


./install.sh


If you are only logged on as a normal user, the script will
detect this and give you a number of options.


You can also manually specify the directory where you want Opera to be installed:


./install.sh --prefix ~/


which installs the binary to your home/bin directory and
documentation and opera shared files in similar fashion. Insert


export OPERADIR="~/share/opera"


into .bashrc or similar to set Opera's environment. You may also use some GNU prefixes.


./install.sh --help




gives you a short list.
 

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