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Testing the Vivaldi TP on Linux systems

Testing the Vivaldi TP on Linux systems where no package is available

Fetch the rpm package:


Switch to root (use sudo -s, if your system only uses sudo), then extract its core contents into /opt:

tail -c+83823 Vivaldi_TP_1.0.83.38-1.x86_64.rpm | bzcat | ( cd / ; cpio -imd './opt/vivaldi/*' )
exit # To leave the root environment

Vivaldi can now be started via the following command (issue this as your normal user, not root):

/opt/vivaldi/vivaldi &

If you see the error message "error while loading shared libraries:", issue the following to fix it (as root or prefaced with sudo), then try again:

ln -s /usr/lib64/ /opt/vivaldi/

To remove the technology preview issue the following (as root or prefaced with sudo):

rm -rv /opt/vivaldi
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ruario commented Jan 28, 2015

Note: The value used in the tail command was calculated as follows (using bash):

echo $(($(LANG=C grep -abom1 BZh9 Vivaldi_TP_1.0.83.38-1.x86_64.rpm | cut -d: -f1)+1))

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