In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Opera is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Opera Software and operates as a Chromium-based browser. Opera has built-in plugins to block advertisements and you can run this browser on many devices in which IOS, Java ME enabled ones and Android are included. The main features of the Opera web browser are accessibility, security, and usability. This browser runs on various operating systems such as Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Opera Browser on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.
Install Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 8
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, and Rocky Linux 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf update sudo dnf install epel-release
Step 2. Installing Opera Browser on AlmaLinux 8.
By default, Opera is available on the AlmaLinux 8 base repository. Now we run the following command to add Opera repository to your AlmaLinux system:
sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/opera.repo
Add the following file:
[opera] name=Opera packages type=rpm-md baseurl=https://rpm.opera.com/rpm gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://rpm.opera.com/rpmrepo.key enabled=1
Next, import the GPG key:
sudo rpm --import https://rpm.opera.com/rpmrepo.key
Finally, update repository packages and install Opera to your system:
sudo dnf update sudo dnf install opera-stable
Step 3. Accessing the Opera Web Browser on AlmaLinux
Once successfully installed, open the opera browser on your system by using the application search bar. Click on the ‘Activities’ and then type ‘Opera’ in the application search box or type the below command in the terminal:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Opera. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Opera Browser on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Opera website.