Published on 2013-05-20 by John Collins. Please follow me on Twitter for more:
I use Firefox as my primary web browser, however I like to have at least one other browser installed as a secondary browser, which can be useful testing. Recently I found that I was having stability problems with Google Chrome on my Fedora 16 work station (in particular with Flash), so decided it would be a good time to take another look at Opera as a replacement.
Unfortunately there is no yum repo available for Opera, so you will have to go to their website and download the correct .rpm file:
The "default package" option will give you the .rpm file, in my instance I got a file called opera-12.15-1748.x86_64.rpm. Now as root, cd to the location of that file and run:
root$ yum localinstall opera-12.15-1748.x86_64.rpm
Using the localinstall parameter will instruct yum to install any dependent packages automatically for this .rpm, which is a good practice when installing packages from local .rpm files.
As your normal user, you can then run Opera from the CLI by using:
Alternatively, you should now have a menu item in Gnome or KDE for starting the browser:
And here is is up and running: