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mdim
1st December 2007, 11:39 PM
Hi!

After struggling all day long to install Skype 1.4 on Fedora 8 x86_64 (running on AMD 64-bit processor), searching through all kind of forums and so on, I've managed to install Skype. So I've decided to write this howto to save your youth for something worthy :)

Login is as root in terminal by typing:


su -

and giving your root password.

Download the libsigc++20-2.0.17-1.i386.rpm package:


wget http://fedora.osmirror.nl/extras/5/i386/libsigc++20-2.0.17-1.i386.rpm
Run command:


rpm2cpio *.rpm | cpio -idmv
Create directory /opt/libs32/ if you don't have it yet:


mkdir /opt/libs32
Copy libsigc-2.0.so.0 and libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0 to /opt/libs32/ directory:


cp ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0 /opt/libs32/
cp ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0 /opt/libs32/
Install everything that has anything to do with Qt4:


yum install qt4*
Download the skype-1.4.0.118-fc5.i586.rpm rpm package from http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/choose/ and enter command in terminal:


rpm -i --force --nodeps skype-1.4.0.118-fc5.i586.rpm
Now give the path to those libraries:


export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/opt/libs32/"
Now you can run skype by typing:


skype

Special thanks goes to Andy (Linux user ID #437466).

Seve
1st December 2007, 11:44 PM
( Moved to Guides & How-To )

hiberphoptik
1st December 2007, 11:57 PM
wow.. i just downloaded the 2.0 skype rpm and did rpm -ivh on it and everything worked....

Seve
2nd December 2007, 12:02 AM
Hello:
I suppose I should add that for installation purposes, Skype was thoughtful enough to supply a Repository and thereby allow users to use yum.
Skype for Linux Repositories (http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/repositories.html)

Seve

hiberphoptik
2nd December 2007, 12:05 AM
just incase anyone wants 2.0

http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/beta/

its beta, but so far its been rock solid for me

ekuzn
15th December 2007, 10:11 PM
it didnt work for me!i spent a hour to upload packages---and--

(49/51): mesa-libGLU-7.1- 100% |=========================| 235 kB 00:03
(50/51): mesa-libGLU-deve 100% |=========================| 95 kB 00:00
(51/51): qt4-theme-quarti 100% |=========================| 194 kB 00:11
Running rpm_check_debug
ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:
Package wpa_supplicant needs libcrypto.so.6()(64bit), this is not available.
Package wpa_supplicant needs libssl.so.6()(64bit), this is not available.
Package python-libs needs python = 2.5.1-15.fc8, this is not available.
Package totem needs libtotem-plparser.so.7()(64bit), this is not available.
Package totem-mozplugin needs libtotem-plparser.so.7()(64bit), this is not available.
Complete!
[root@localhost jevgen]# rpm -i --force --nodeps skype-1.4.0.118-fc5.i586.rpm
предупреждение: skype-1.4.0.118-fc5.i586.rpm: Заголовок V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID d66b746e
[root@localhost jevgen]# export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/opt/libs32/"
[root@localhost jevgen]# skype
skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtDBus.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[root@localhost jevgen]#

so i see skype button on the menu but when i press it nothing happens.and when i see messages about "dependencies"i teached with my experience a lot-better to give up because this hell neverends.
maybe i should buy good distro and not upload my own from linuxtracker.org

ekuzn
18th December 2007, 06:04 PM
working!!!!
but i did just enother way.i installed rpm of 2.0 skype beta version and installed needed dependencies-not Qt* but through yum - qt4-x11

eppo#1
2nd November 2008, 09:55 AM
Just put a brand new 64 bit kernel on my laptop, followed mdim's how-to and skype works! Many thanks, mdim and Andy!

Btw. I selected in the skype options that skype is not allowed to adjust my mixer levels, for sound in "HDA Intel (hw:intel,0)", sound out "HDA Intel (hw:intel,0)", and for ringing "HDA Intel (plughw:intel,0)". With these setting it all worked on both headphone speakers.

jadube
25th November 2008, 01:11 AM
fyi for anyone interested.... and still looking:confused: for a way to get skype working on my Fedora 9 64 (amd) system.

Followed the instructions... last bit of the process:

[root@localhost libs32]# rpm -i --force --nodeps skype-2.0.0.72-fc5.i586.rpm
warning: skype-2.0.0.72-fc5.i586.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID d66b746e
[root@localhost libs32]# export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/opt/libs32/"
[root@localhost libs32]# skype
skype: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
[root@localhost libs32]#

newiLuvatar
25th November 2008, 01:40 AM
seems like you have to

# yum install alsa-lib.i386

metzjtm
28th February 2009, 04:28 AM
================================================== ================================================== ===============================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================== ================================================== ===============================
Installing:
alsa-lib i386 1.0.19-2.fc10 updates 411 k

Transaction Summary
================================================== ================================================== ===============================
Install 1 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total size: 411 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Downloading DeltaRPMs:
Rebuilding rpms from deltarpms
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test


Transaction Check Error:
file /usr/share/alsa/cards/Aureon51.conf from install of alsa-lib-1.0.19-2.fc10.i386 conflicts with file from package alsa-lib-1.0.18-6.rc3.fc10.x86_64
file /usr/share/alsa/cards/Aureon71.conf from install of alsa-lib-1.0.19-2.fc10.i386 conflicts with file from package alsa-lib-1.0.18-6.rc3.fc10.x86_64
file /usr/share/alsa/cards/CMI8788.conf from install of alsa-lib-1.0.19-2.fc10.i386 conflicts with file from package alsa-lib-1.0.18-6.rc3.fc10.x86_64
file /usr/share/alsa/cards/ICE1724.conf from install of alsa-lib-1.0.19-2.fc10.i386 conflicts with file from package alsa-lib-1.0.18-6.rc3.fc10.x86_64
file /usr/share/alsa/cards/PC-Speaker.conf from install of alsa-lib-1.0.19-2.fc10.i386 conflicts with file from package alsa-lib-1.0.18-6.rc3.fc10.x86_64
file /usr/share/alsa/cards/PS3.conf from install of alsa-lib-1.0.19-2.fc10.i386 conflicts with file from package alsa-lib-1.0.18-6.rc3.fc10.x86_64

Error Summary
-------------

And this

[root@jims Download]# skype
skype: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[root@jims Download]#

newiLuvatar
28th February 2009, 01:54 PM
in my opinion, your problem comes from using deltarpms. try disabling that and try again to install it

jonathonp
23rd September 2009, 12:18 PM
Anybody have some suggestions? Skype beta and the previous version won't start. Also your rpm link is broken.

[root@veryhappy jonathon]# rpm2cpio *.rpm | cpio -idmv
cpio: ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0 not created: newer or same age version exists
./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0
cpio: ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0 not created: newer or same age version exists
./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0
./usr/share/doc/libsigc++20-2.0.17
./usr/share/doc/libsigc++20-2.0.17/AUTHORS
./usr/share/doc/libsigc++20-2.0.17/COPYING
./usr/share/doc/libsigc++20-2.0.17/ChangeLog
./usr/share/doc/libsigc++20-2.0.17/NEWS
./usr/share/doc/libsigc++20-2.0.17/README
./usr/share/doc/libsigc++20-2.0.17/TODO
276 blocks
You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
[root@veryhappy jonathon]# mkdir /opt/libs32
[root@veryhappy jonathon]# cp ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0 /opt/libs32/
[root@veryhappy jonathon]# cp ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0 /opt/libs32/
[root@veryhappy jonathon]# export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/opt/libs32/"
[root@veryhappy jonathon]#

san
23rd September 2009, 11:50 PM
nice howto thank you

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