Three Monkeys, Three Typewriters, Two Days

May 19, 2003

Opera 7.11 for Linux—first impressions

Today I installed Opera 7.11 for Linux, so as to try it. I downloaded the tarball that has no OS version attached to it, with static QT, since my OS (RedHat 6.2) is older than any of the options they listed on the download page. Untarred the browser, ran the install script, installed inside my homedir. Ran the browser in the foreground; got back a prompt. Not useful.

Undeterred, I downloaded the RPM; again the one not listed as being built against a particular OS, with static QT. Installed it with no problems (which was nice). Ran it as myself: "Segmentation fault". Ran it as root, on a lark: browser starts. Ran it as myself again: "Segmentation fault".

No Opera 7.11 for me, I guess, since I have no plans to spend time attempting to get this to work.

Posted by bzbarsky at May 19, 2003 11:30 PM