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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: libQtWebKit.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.
Of course I do have libQtWebKit.so.4 sitting happily in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ and correctly linked to libQtWebKit.so.4.9.0.
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?
Thanks
jdk

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:

Code:

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.

Regards.

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!
jdk

odiseo77 11-20-2012 04:34 PM

Prego ;) Glad to help.


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