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How to install the Opera Developer edition browser on Linux

If you’re an Opera user on Linux and looking to get into development, you’ll be happy to know that Opera has a developer edition of their browser. It includes many useful tools that are sure to help with web development. Here’s how to get it working on Linux.

Ubuntu installation instructions

The developer edition of the Opera browser is available for Ubuntu in the form of a downloadable DEB package. To start the installation, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. After that, use the wget command to download the package file to your computer.

wget https://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera-developer/67.0.3541.0/linux/opera-developer_67.0.3541.0_amd64.deb -O ~/Downloads/opera-developer.deb

Once the downloading process for the Opera developer browser DEB package is complete, use the CD command to move into the ~/Downloads directory.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the ~/Downloads directory, use the Apt command to load up the developer edition of the Opera browser.

sudo apt install ./opera-developer.deb

During the installation, the Apt command will install all of the required dependencies necessary for the Opera developer app to run. If, for some reason, dependencies fail to install, please follow this guide to learn how to correct the issue.

Debian installation instructions

The creators of the developer edition of the Opera browser have a DEB package (which is targeted at Ubuntu users). As a result, if you are using Debian Linux, you will have an easy time getting the browser working.

The first step in the installation for Opera developer edition is to open up a terminal window. Press Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard to launch a terminal. Then, use the wget command to download the latest version of Opera developer edition to your Debian PC.

wget https://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera-developer/67.0.3541.0/linux/opera-developer_67.0.3541.0_amd64.deb -O ~/Downloads/opera-developer.deb

When the download of the DEB package is complete, it is saved in the ~/Downloads directory. Using the CD command move your terminal window into ~/Downloads.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the ~/Downloads directory, make use of the dpkg command to install Opera developer edition on your Debian PC.

sudo dpkg -i opera-developer.deb

During the installation of Opera developer edition on your Debian Linux system, you may notice errors on the screen. These errors are dependency issues. It means that some libraries and runtime files were not able to be set up correctly during the installation. To fix this issue, use the apt-get install -f command below.

sudo apt-get install -f

Haven’t been able to solve the dependency issue on your Debian Linux PC? Check out our guide on how to fix dependency issues in Debian.

Arch Linux installation instructions

The developer edition of the Opera browser doesn’t have an official release for Arch Linux. However, that doesn’t stop Arch users from getting access to it, as there is an AUR package available that decompiles the Ubuntu release and makes it work. Here’s how to install it.

First, use the Pacman command to install both the “Git” and “Base-devel” packages on your Arch computer.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel

Once the “Git” and “Base-devel” packages are set up on your Linux PC, use the git clone command to download the Trizen AUR helper. This app will make installing Opera developer edition much quicker, as the dependency resolving is handled automatically.

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git

Install Trizen with the makepkg command.

cd trizen makepkg -sri

Finally, use the Trizen AUR helper to set up the latest version of the Opera browser on your Arch PC.

trizen -S opera-developer opera-developer-ffmpeg-codecs

Fedora installation instructions

Fedora Linux enjoys official support for the developer edition of the Opera browser, as the download page on the website has an RPM package file available.

To start the installation of Opera developer edition, launch a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Then, use the wget command to download the latest version of the browser.

wget https://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera/desktop/65.0.3467.69/linux/opera-stable_65.0.3467.69_amd64.rpm -O ~/Downloads/opera-developer.rpm

Once the download is complete, use the CD command to move into the ~/Downloads folder.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the ~/Downloads folder, use the dnf command to install the RPM package.

sudo dnf install opera-developer.rpm

OpenSUSE installation instructions

Are you using OpenSUSE Linux and need to get the developer edition of the Opera browser installed on your system? Here’s what to do. First, open up a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T. Then, use the wget download command below to grab the latest RPM package.

wget https://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera/desktop/65.0.3467.69/linux/opera-stable_65.0.3467.69_amd64.rpm -O ~/Downloads/opera-developer.rpm

When the download completes, use the CD command to move the terminal window into the ~/Downloads directory.

cd ~/Downloads

Install Opera developer edition with the zypper package manager.

sudo zypper install opera-developer.rpm

Snap package installation instructions

The developer edition of the Opera browser is available for installation from the Ubuntu snap store. To start the installation, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, follow this guide to learn how to set up the Snapd runtime.

When the Snapd runtime is up and running on your Linux PC, use the snap install command below to get the developer edition of the Opera browser.

sudo snap install opera-developer

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