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      • #2356133

        Hello guys. I need your help if you are willing to give it.

        After some time of postponing, I decide that it is about the time to installing the Brave. I must admit to be nervous about installing new stuff on the computer. Anyway, I looked up this stuff on this site and I saw an older thread from September 2020 .  I also went to the Brave site and comparing both instructions and I saw that the Brave site has changed the instruction on the second step and a bit change on the third step, which was otherwise identical.

        Here is link to the old instructions.  Please looks at the second and third steps.

        Please also look at Brave site on Linux (search for Brave and linux, it should come up right away, it did for me.) Look at Mint section.

        What are the difference between both instructions, (especially -fsSLo)? Or are they the same but different syntax?

        What would happen if I use old instruction instead of new instructions?

        Thank you for your help you could give!

      • #2356260

        My apologies. I had trouble including the instructions I needed your help with.  I really don’t understand why I can’t include the instructions as the thread that I had linked above managed to do so. Let me try again. So here are two different instructions (second and third steps as all other are identical) on how to install Brave on Linux Mint.  Let me try to break Them up. Hopefully that will go through.

        The original instructions from September are here,

        curl -s https://           brave-browser-        apt-release.s3. brave.            com/ brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key –keyring /        etc/apt /trusted.gpg.d        /brave-      browser-release.  gpg add –

        echo “deb [arch=amd64] https: //brave- browser-apt-           release. s3.brave.        com/ stable main” | sudo tee /etc/apt             /sources.list.d/brave-    browser-release.list

        Here is an instruction from Brave site,

        sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/ keyrings/     brave-browser- archive-keyring. gpg https://           brave-browser-apt-           release.s3.          -browser-archive- keyring.gpg

        echo “deb [signed-by=/usr/share/             keyrings/brave-    browser-archive- keyring.gpg arch=amd64] https:// brave           -browser-apt- r              elease.s3.brave.           com/ stable main”|sudo tee /            etc/apt/sources. list.d/                   brave-browser-release.list

        I hope this will finally get through and enable you to give me advices on this.

        • #2356331

          Let me see if I could clean it up.  What happened is that I got blocked from posting the instructions for some reasons.

          curl -s https:         // | sudo apt-key –keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add-

          echo “deb [arch=amd64] https: // stable main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

          The instructions from Brave,

          sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https:      //

          echo “deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] https: // stable main”|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

          This time, I put the space between https: //

          Hopefully this makes more sense to you 🙂 Please let me know what happen if I use older instruction instead of new one. What are different between both anyway? Especially FsSLo?
          Thank you!

          • #2356672

            What does these instructions do and mean anyway? Especially FsSLO?

      • #2356323

        Is there a specific concern about using these new instructions vs. the older ones? If not, then I would just use the current instructions as given on Brave’s website.

        As Nike used to say in their sneaker commercials… Just do it!  🙂


        • #2356344

          I do admit to being paranoid. I got burned before. However, for most part I am curious what the differences are and how are they different. More being curious than anything really.

      • #2356340

        It’s in snaps, too, the GUI based repository Mint has conniptions over continuing to support in v. 20.  Personally, I’d install snaps just make it easy to add other packages.

        CLI installs work fine but you could be using Brave by now if snaps were available.

        CLI for installing snaps:

        Remove Mint’s snaps block:

        $ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
        $  sudo apt update

        Then, to install snaps:

        $ sudo apt update
        $ sudo apt install snapd

        You absolutely won’t be the only one re-enabling snaps. 🙂

        A link:

      • #2358940

        Hello 🙂

        Does anyone know what the command line -fsSLo does? I tried to look it up online and proven surprisely elusive.

      • #2359120
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        You have a dash in front of the command, so it’s probably not a command.
        Where do you see that command?

        cheers, Paul

        • #2359193

          I saw that command from Brave site regarding Linux.  Also I saw it in the post above, #2356331 which is same as the instruction on the Brave site. So I tried to look it (FsSLo) up online and to my surprise, I found nothing. I have seen it used in the search result but no explanation what it is, not even in linux tutorial.

      • #2359205
        AskWoody Plus

        Hello 🙂

        Does anyone know what the command line -fsSLo does? I tried to look it up online and proven surprisely elusive.

        While there are a number of Brave users here in this forum, you’re much more likely to find a Brave specialist who can handle your question over in the Brave Community.

        If/when you post your question there, make sure to tag it as “Linux” so that you get answers directly relevant to your circumstances.


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