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Old 1st December 2007, 10:39 PM
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[Howto] Install Skype on Fedora 8 x86_64

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:

Code:
su -
and giving your root password.

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

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

Code:
rpm2cpio *.rpm | cpio -idmv
Create directory /opt/libs32/ if you don't have it yet:
Code:
mkdir /opt/libs32
Copy libsigc-2.0.so.0 and libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0 to /opt/libs32/ directory:

Code:
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:

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

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

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

Code:
skype
Special thanks goes to Andy (Linux user ID #437466).
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Old 1st December 2007, 10:44 PM
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Old 1st December 2007, 10:57 PM
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wow.. i just downloaded the 2.0 skype rpm and did rpm -ivh on it and everything worked....
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Old 1st December 2007, 11:02 PM
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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

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Old 1st December 2007, 11:05 PM
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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
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Old 15th December 2007, 09:11 PM
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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
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Old 18th December 2007, 05:04 PM
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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
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Old 2nd November 2008, 08:55 AM
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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.
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Old 25th November 2008, 12:11 AM
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fyi for anyone interested.... and still looking for a way to get skype working on my Fedora 9 64 (amd) system.

Followed the instructions... last bit of the process:
Code:
[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]#
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Old 25th November 2008, 12:40 AM
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seems like you have to
Code:
# yum install alsa-lib.i386
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Old 28th February 2009, 03:28 AM
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no joy

================================================== ================================================== ===============================
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
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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]#
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Old 28th February 2009, 12:54 PM
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in my opinion, your problem comes from using deltarpms. try disabling that and try again to install it
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Old 23rd September 2009, 12:18 PM
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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]#
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Old 23rd September 2009, 11:50 PM
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nice howto thank you

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Last edited by san; 1st October 2009 at 06:03 AM.
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