pwatk wrote:Since our package is out of date I decided to install a newer version and I came across your op2slk package.
Cool, glad someone else found it useful!
pwatk wrote:Can I suggest we have this in the repository for Salix 13.2 as opupdate made the process so much easier.
I wrote that opupdate script initially for myself because I have to test on lots of distros for work and not all of them have Opera in their own repositories. I also needed a way to quickly get the latest snapshot (public testing/development) releases in addition to stable versions. opupdate is not the most beautiful script, as it is quick hack job of several other scripts I had written for slightly different things but it works. I wrote op2slk separately (from scratch) for users on other 'Slackware based distros', and also so that our snapshot users could get Opera installed natively. I eventually bundled them because I found I was using them together on my own Slackware installs.
However, I don't think most Salix users need opupdate because most people don't use our snapshots and Opera stable seems to be pretty well maintained here already. If you are tracking the stable Opera releases, then using slapt-get will do the job nicely and you don't need opupdate (or even op2slk).
That said, if you get impatient and want to get the Opera finals before they appear in the official repository here, or you want to start tracking our snapshots then by all means, use these scripts.