I have installed ubuntu 11.10 Beta version. now I wanted to install opera and I downloaded the .deb package, but it wont work.

I also tried the package to open it with Ubuntu Software Center but the USC crashed.

tell me how to proceed?


I don't know if you still need it but I found a solution to install opera in Ubuntu 11.10 (not beta version) using apt-get at liberiangeek.net by some guy named Richard(I think).

Here is is:

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add Opera’s public key.

sudo sh -c 'wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | apt-key add -'

After adding the key, run the command below to add Opera repository

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list

Next, copy the past the line below into the file and save it.

deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free

After that run the commands below to update your system.

sudo apt-get update

Finally, run the commands below to install Opera

sudo apt-get install opera


You can access the tutorial by this link also.


You should download gdebi from the software centre or usesudo apt-get install gdebi and open the .deb file with gdebi


Open a terminal and navigate to the location where you saved the DEB file. Run the following command, replacing [pkg] with the filename of the DEB package you downloaded:

sudo dpkg -i [pkg]

  • When i tried to open it with terminal, this message showed. dpkg: error: dpkg status database is locked by another process – piyush Oct 15 '11 at 13:40
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    @AaSs: This means that another program is currently installing / removing packages - only one program can work with packages at a time. – Nathan Osman Oct 15 '11 at 17:05
  • OK...I tried it on cold start, but still receiving the error. Someone told me that it is the fault of broken dependency. How to fix that? – piyush Oct 16 '11 at 8:34
  • Broken Dependancies can be fixed by running sudo apt-get install -f – Lewis Goddard Oct 16 '11 at 9:44

Here is why wont install and the fix...


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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Imagine the linked site goes down for maintenance or forever - your answer would become worthless. – htorque Oct 19 '11 at 7:44

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