Can't install Vivaldi on Elementary

  • Hi there, i'm kinda new on linux so i'm maybe doing it wrong, but it seem i can't install Vivaldi Browser on my computer because of some dependencies i guess, so i looked up a but on the internet and i found that i had to use the "sudo apt-get -f install " command, but it doesn't change anything ... can anybody help ?

  • If you had downloaded the *.deb package from the Vivaldi website, the command I use to install it to a debian/Ubuntu distro is this:

    dpkg -i packagename.deb

    Remember to replace packagename with the actual name of the file.

  • Thanks for the answer, but i already did this and i got an error like :

    $ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_1.0.435.42-1_amd64.deb
    (Reading database ... 154846 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack vivaldi-stable_1.0.435.42-1_amd64.deb ...
    Unpacking vivaldi-stable (1.0.435.42-1) over (1.0.435.42-1) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of vivaldi-stable:
    vivaldi-stable depends on gconf-service; however:
    Package gconf-service is not installed.
    vivaldi-stable depends on libgconf-2-4 (>= 2.31.1); however:
    Package libgconf-2-4 is not installed.
    vivaldi-stable depends on libappindicator1; however:
    Package libappindicator1 is not installed.

    dpkg: error processing package vivaldi-stable (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5.1+elementary2~ubuntu0.4.1) ...
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    Btw looks like it's doing it for each and every packages i want to install, whether it is from apt install pkgname
    or dpkg -i packagename.deb.

  • @El_Mouetto
    The error messages is because dpkg -i doesn't install dependencies for Vivaldi.

    If after sudo dpkg -i …deb you could see Vivaldi does unpacked in /opt/vivaldi(-snapshot), do sudo apt-get -f install.
    The last one will install missing dependencies for Vivaldi. Assuming your distro repository does have all dependencies.

    If you want to try to install DEB package;
    I suggest to install package gdebi (Gnome UI) or gdebi-kde (KDE UI) or gdebi-core (command line).
    gdebi could help install *.deb & resolve any dependencies.

    So next time, you could just do;
    sudo gdebi ...deb or
    sudo gdebi-gtk ...deb or
    sudo gdebi-kde ...deb
    And let it resolve all.

    apt-get -f... is (one dangerous way) for installing from internet if repositories already registered in sources.list.
    After Vivaldi installed, its installer script will register Vivaldi repository server.

  • @El_Mouetto said in Can't install Vivaldi on Elementary:


    Hi, Vivaldi 1.0.435 is very old we are at 1.10!

    Cheers, mib

  • The way I installed this on ElementaryOS (and would on any other distro that uses apt) is sudo apt install ./path/to/vivaldi.deb. Works just fine, and pulls dependencies.


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