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#1 2017-11-22 00:22:55

brolyxxx
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[SOLVED]community/opera

Hi, this is what I get when I launch the Opera browser

(~)-(32 files, 1.3Mb)-> opera 
/usr/bin/opera: line 13: /usr/lib/opera/opera: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error
/usr/bin/opera: line 13: /usr/lib/opera/opera: Success
(~)-(32 files, 1.3Mb)-> pacman -Q opera
opera 49.0.2725.34-1

Can someone reproduce the same bug on his/her own machine?

Last edited by brolyxxx (2017-11-24 10:57:03)

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#2 2017-11-22 07:11:30

andreas_baumann
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Re: [SOLVED]community/opera

Can confirm this on testing repos (and I suspect the same is true for stable):

/usr/bin/opera: line 13: /usr/lib/opera/opera: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error
/usr/bin/opera: line 13: /usr/lib/opera/opera: Success

/usr/bin/opera is a shell script starting /usr/lib/opera/opera with exec.
/usr/lib/opera/opera is 64-bit:

file /usr/lib/opera/opera
/usr/lib/opera/opera: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2, for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, stripped

PKGBUILD loads "http://get.geo.opera.com/pub/${pkgname} … _amd64.deb"

http://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desk … .39/linux/ shows no 32-bit binary.

The last 32-bit binary was: http://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desk … 898/linux/

So basically we have two options:
- blacklist it as upstream (the author of Opera) dropped it completely.
- ship an old versoin, but this would contradict the idea of a bleeding-edge distribution IMHO.

Maybe push it to the AUR as an opera32?

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#3 2017-11-22 11:48:17

andreas_baumann
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Re: [SOLVED]community/opera

We decided to blacklist opera. There are no sources available. There is no possibility to
build a 32-bit version. Keeping old versions of binary-only software around makes no
sense (especially for a web browser, where patching is crutial for security reasons).

I recommed using Vivaldi (available as AUR package, see https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/vivaldi/).

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#4 2017-11-22 19:35:12

brolyxxx
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Re: [SOLVED]community/opera

I agree with your decision to blacklist opera, there's no point of keeping obsolete software. And thanks for the hint, I'll give Vivaldi a try.
Should I mark the thread [SOLVED] ?

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#5 2017-11-22 21:08:07

deep42thought
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Re: [SOLVED]community/opera

Yes, please mark the thread as [solved].

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