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installing opera on ubuntu 9.04

Hey – what a pain in the you-know-where was this! I first installed the .deb file for Ubuntu from the Opera.com website. This was the latest version of Opera, 9.64, but it was also a "static" version. Flash didn't work, wouldn't update, etc. Sucks, right?

So to get Opera properly installed on my linux box, I had to a) edit my apt sources list, b) get a key to trust the new source, c) install opera, and finally d) reboot to see it in my application menu.

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ lenny non-free
sudo wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get install opera