Update: the stable version of Vivaldi is now available in the
community repository, so now you should have no trouble installing it. The packages are
community/vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs. Although I keep the original packages with the Stable mentioned below, they are no more available in the AUR or in the
herecura repository and so this guide is now only useful for the Snapshot.
Installing Vivaldi from the AUR often causes issues, usually regarding media. Instead, many of us on the forum recommend installing it from the
herecura repository (its maintainer says it’s only guaranteed to work with Arch, but based on several long-term Vivaldi [Stable & Snapshot] Linux users it works reliably also with most Arch derivatives as well). An alternative way is using the Snapshot install script, which works also for the Stable (see the linked help page for instructions).
Here’s how you do it:
- If you’ve previously installed Vivaldi from the AUR or elsewhere, uninstall it (packages:
/etc/pacman.confas the root
- Just for case, ensure there is no line like this:
- Add the following at the end of the file (start on a new line)
(Of course the line starting with
# For Vivaldi Snapshot [herecura] Server = https://repo.herecura.be/$repo/$arch
#is a comment.)
- Save the file
- Either from the command line or from your favourite GUI app, sync the repository databases (again, as the root). I recommend also installing any updates.
- Install the package you want (again, you can use the GUI)
pacman -S vivaldi vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs
pacman -S vivaldi-snapshot vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs
herecura/for each of the packages, e.g.
Alternative content for Use this if you want to have the repository named differently locally, let’s say
pacman.conf (expand to see)
I’ve also hard-coded the architecture since the repository doesn’t support any other than
# For Vivaldi Snapshot [alternative-herecura-name] Server = https://repo.herecura.be/herecura/x86_64