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jdkaye 11-20-2012 04:02 AM

Installing skype 4.1.0 on Amd64 architecture
I keep getting the dreaded
skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.
Of course I do have sitting happily in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ and correctly linked to
I'm guessing that being M$ skype now wants 32bit versions of these libraries. I'm running Wheezy with Amd64 architecture. Any clues about how to fix this?

odiseo77 11-20-2012 04:38 AM

I had the same issue some days ago when installing skype. You need to enable the installation of i386 packages and then install libqtwebtkit4:i386:


dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install libqtwebkit4:i386

If the last command returns an error about overwriting some files, it's a bug in the i386 version of libqtwebkit4 that's easily solved by forcing its installation. Workaround.

EDIT: Be aware that if you use aptitude, it doesn't throw any error, but doesn't install the package all the same, so you might have to follow the linked workaround.


jdkaye 11-20-2012 06:20 AM

Thanks a million, billion kazillion, odiseo77. Yes, with the workaround it works. eventually.
As many have said before me. LINUXQUESTIONS ROCKS!

odiseo77 11-20-2012 04:34 PM

Prego ;) Glad to help.

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