Installing Vivaldi on Arch Linux

Installing Vivaldi from the AUR often causes issues, usually regarding media. Instead we all 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).

Here’s how you do it:

  1. If you’ve previously installed Vivaldi from the AUR or elsewhere, uninstall it (packages: vivaldi, vivaldi-snapshot, vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs, vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs)
  2. Open /etc/pacman.conf as the root
  3. Just for case, ensure there is no line like this:
  4. Add the following at the end of the file (start on a new line)
    # For Vivaldi and Vivaldi Snapshot
    Server =$repo/$arch
    (Of course the line starting with # is a comment.)
  5. Save the file
  6. 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.
    pacman -Syu
  7. Install the package you want (again, you can use the GUI)
    • Stable:
      pacman -S vivaldi vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs
    • Snapshot
      pacman -S vivaldi-snapshot vivaldi-snapshot-ffmpeg-codecs
    In some cases, you may need to explicitly specify herecura/ for each of the packages, e.g. herecura/vivaldi.

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  1. Thank you. On RebornOS repositories are managed from OS developer team. Just in case to recommend this distro.