Installing Opera 8

Bob Johnson fbsdlists at
Fri Oct 14 14:33:11 PDT 2005

On 10/14/05, James S Blankenship <dragoninterrupted at> wrote:
> On 10/14/05, Bob Johnson <fbsdlists at> wrote:
> > On 10/14/05, James S Blankenship <dragoninterrupted at> wrote:
> > > How do I install Opera 8 on FBSD 5.4?  I lost my Opera key for 7.54,
> > > which may not have worked for the ported build.
> >
> > I believe Opera is now free without advertising.  I installed Opera 8
> > by just doing a portinstall.
> That's what I did, but it installed Opera 7.54.  I lost my key for
> 7.54, and want Opera 8, but am not sure how to install it.  Did I get
> the old ver because I installed from disk maybe?

Yes, if you installed from disk, you got what was on the disk.  You
need to cvsup your ports collection, then install Opera from the port.
 If you aren't familiar with that, read Chapter 4 of the FreeBSD
handbook.  See

In short, you will probably end up doing something like:

pkg_add -r cvsup-without-gui
cvsup  -h /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile
cd /usr/ports/www/opera
make install && make clean

But read the Handbook section for more explanation.

- Bob

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