As far as I know, there are three ways to install Opera 9.64 64-bit on Debian Lenny AMD64.
- Using .deb package downloaded from http://www.opera.com
- Using .tar.gz package from http://www.opera.com
- Using Synaptic Package Manager
I have tried the (2) approach and encountered some dependency problems such as missing libraries. The (1) approach should be installed without any problem with the following command.
> dpkg -i opera*.deb
In this blog, I describe the (3) approach. Since the opera web browser is not included in the default packages, to begin the installation process I need to add an additional repository. According to this link, I, as a root, edit the sources.list file in the /etc/apt directory by adding the following line.
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera lenny non-free
Then, I open the Synaptic Package Manager, click on Reload to load the opera package. Next, I use the search function to search for the opera package. If there is nothing wrong, there is one opera package. So, check the box and click install. That’s it.