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  1. #1
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    SKype on 64 bit

    I am trying to install skype on a 64bit Fc14 and the 32bit doesn't work. any help or suggestion is appreciated

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    leigh123linux Guest

    Re: SKype on 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by mustang45
    I am trying to install skype on a 64bit Fc14 and the 32bit doesn't work. any help or suggestion is appreciated

    Does it work after installing the deps


    Code:
    su
    yum install alsa-lib.i686 dbus-libs.i686 e2fsprogs-libs.i686 expat.i686 fontconfig.i686 freetype.i686 glib2.i686 glibc.i686 keyutils-libs.i686 krb5-libs.i686 libcap.i686 libgcc.i686 libICE.i686 libpng.i686 libselinux.i686 libSM.i686 libstdc++.i686 libX11.i686 libXau.i686 libxcb.i686 libXcursor.i686 libXdmcp.i686 libXext.i686 libXfixes.i686 libXi.i686 libXinerama.i686 libXrandr.i686 libXrender.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 libXv.i686 openssl.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 zlib.i686

    If it doesn't run post the output for

    Code:
    skype

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    Re: SKype on 64 bit

    thanks it just needed those files

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    Re: SKype on 64 bit

    Yup. Thanks leigh123linux. Worked for me too.

    Posting my errors so that it may help others, its the Linux way .

    $ ldd skype
    not a dynamic executable

    and I had an error when trying to run:
    $ skype &
    (not sure of the output) error while loading shared libraries: libXv.so.1

    This Skype forum helped too http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=794927

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    Re: SKype on 64 bit

    First install Fedora Plus through following command

    su -c 'yum -y --nogpgcheck localinstall http://fedoraplus.com/fedoraplus-1.0-8.fc14.noarch.rpm'

    Then open fedora plus, Click install skype, and click OK. thats it. It will install Skype and any other dependencies itself

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    Re: SKype on 64 bit

    The correct approach would be to install it through the repository. It will also download automatically any updates when issuing "yum update", but OK not that we will ever see an update to the Linux client.
    Disc space -- the final frontier!

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    Re: SKype on 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Panoz
    The correct approach would be to install it through the repository. It will also download automatically any updates when issuing "yum update", but OK not that we will ever see an update to the Linux client.
    If you want to install and use the repo here is a link with instructions : http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...37&postcount=2

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    Re: SKype on 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewSerk
    If you want to install and use the repo here is a link with instructions : http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...37&postcount=2
    I have already installed it like that, but hopefully not from your wrong instructions:

    Code:
    $ su -
    Password: 
    [root@localhost ~]# gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo
    -bash: gedit: command not found
    gedit???? What happen to vi or at least cat? I'd love more old school instructions please
    Last edited by Panoz; 31st March 2011 at 07:25 AM.
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  9. #9
    leigh123linux Guest

    Re: SKype on 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Panoz
    I have already installed it like that, but hopefully not from your wrong instructions:

    Code:
    $ su -
    Password: 
    [root@localhost ~]# gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo
    -bash: gedit: command not found
    gedit???? What happen to vi? I'd love more old school instructions please
    Thread closed, don't dis other members instructions, it is down to you to choose the right editor.

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