I am wanting to automate the installation of Vivaldi in setup scripts. I used these to aid in faster setup of Linux rigs. However I can't seem to find a quick link to the current version?
For example when installing Chrome there is an option to download the current stable version via "google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb" instead of having to know the current number.
Does anyone know if there is a similar Vivaldi link? Or does anyone know if Vivaldi publishes a text file or something simple with the current version? I really don't want to create a custom spider to grab the HTML page and split it out. Done that before. No thanks!
So I need either a redirect link or commandline current version grab.
At any rate thanks for any information on this subject!
- It would be so much easier if Vivaldi made this information easily accessible!
@ cleverwise, i tried to incorporate version in my scripts. i usually use snapshot. versions are too rapid to remain current for long. i keep a package on usb, install that, and update. directory path does not change.
you could try stable at
https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable_1.5.658.44-1_amd64.deb Vivaldi 1.5 64bit DEB (Recommended)
https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable-1.5.658.44-1.x86_64.rpm Vivaldi 1.5 64bit RPM (Recommended)
https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable_1.5.658.44-1_i386.deb Vivaldi 1.5 32bit DEB
https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable-1.5.658.44-1.i386.rpm Vivaldi 1.5 32bit RPM
i just figured updating would be easier. if you are more clever than me, you could use source html from vivaldi.com/downloads to figure out a url for wget. rss might work too. if you're looking for a more elegant solution, you could add the vivaldi repo to your package manager from a script. vivaldi-stable and vivaldi-snapshot do not change within that repository.
//MODEDIT: Edited; please don't paste HTML.
Use Markdown markup
Thanks for the feedback.
It honestly makes no sense as to why Vivaldi doesn't have a current file.
I did create some code to visit their repo, strip any HTML, and go through the stable versions finding the latest one. Then download, install, and delete said file. It is all hands off in a Bash script.
However what a hassle.
I am not sure how interested others are in the code.
i am excited that someone else is interested in this. im very interested in your code, i am trying to expand my limited bash knowledge. please keep me updated regarding whatever you choose to share about this.
i was also trying to write a script to transfer bookmarks. no one seemed to have any interest, so i added it to my list of projects.
you could add the vivaldi repo to
On the first install, Vivaldi automatically adds its own repo. Please check your sources.list
cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list ### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ### # You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost. deb http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb/ stable main
Anyone may now find the code on GitHub's Gist.
Note: It is important to review the readme on that page.
As for adding the repo often a private key is needed. It is an option although I am not sure of the key.
I went ahead and added code to the GitHub Gist for installing Vivaldi for RPM Linuxes and/or 32-bit Linuxes. There are now two installers.
- Debian 64-bit hardware.
- Debian based and RPM based Linuxes along with 32 and 64-bit hardware.
I also updated the readme so please read the updates!
@cleverwise Nice script
Thanks for this.
@Gwen-Dragon Thanks! I hope it helps out the Vivaldi community. Linux FTW.