How to Install Opera Browser on Debian 9

How to Install Opera Browser on Debian 9
How to Install Opera Browser on Debian 9

Install Opera Browser on Debian 9

Opera is one of the oldest and stable web browser available today. Opera is built on WebKit Engine so you can also install Google Chrome extensions on this browser. It also comes with a built-in adblocker plugin and save battery mode. In this tutorial, you are going to learn How to Install Opera Browser on Debian 9.

Prerequisites

Before you start installing Opera on Debian 9. You must have a non-root user account on your server with sudo privileges.

Install Latest Version on Opera on Debian

The current latest version available for opera browser at the time of writing this article is 60.0. To install latest version of Opera Browser you should download .deb visiting official download page.

To download Opera using wget command or curl command run below command:

wget https://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera/desktop/60.0.3255.27/linux/opera-stable_60.0.3255.27_amd64.deb

Now run following command to install above downloaded.deb package:

sudo dpkg -i opera-stable_60.0.3255.27_amd64.deb

In the installation process you will be asked to update the opera browser at the same time as given below:

install opera browser
install opera browser

After completing the above process you have installed Opera browser successfully on Debian 9.

Install Opera on Debian 9

As Debian core repositories do not contain Opera repository, we should add Opera repository first to install it on Debian.

First, open the terminal using Ctrl+alt+t then add GPG key using the following command in Debian 9 terminal:

wget -qO- https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

Now add the repository by running below command in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=i386,amd64] https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free"

After adding repository run following command to install Opera on Debian:

sudo apt install opera-stable

Now above command will also ask you to update the Opera browser when installing you can press Y to update it otherwise press n.

To run the Opera browser you can go to Applications -> Opera option or you can run the following command also to run it using terminal:

opera

To Uninstall opera-stable package you can run below command:

sudo apt-get remove opera-stable

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you have learned how to install Opera on Debian 9 successfully. If you have any of the queries regarding this then you can comment below.

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