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Old 10-01-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
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skype installation?


i tried to install skype into debian by followed the instructions listed here, but received dependencies errors. i was unable to open this page: here. am i the only one? if yes, can someone please copy one of the links for me to download libqtcore4? thanks in advance!

Code:
debian:/home/user# dpkg -i Desktop/skype-debian_2.1.0.47-1_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 58956 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace skype 2.1.0.47-1 (using .../skype-debian_2.1.0.47-1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement skype ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
skype depends on libqt4-dbus (>= 4.4.3); however:
  Package libqt4-dbus is not installed.
skype depends on libqt4-network (>= 4.4.3); however:
  Package libqt4-network is not installed.
skype depends on libqtcore4 (>= 4.4.3); however:
  Package libqtcore4 is not installed.
skype depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4.4.3); however:
  Package libqtgui4 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing skype (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
skype

debian:/home/user# dpkg -i Desktop/libqt4-network_4.4.3-1_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package libqt4-network.
(Reading database ... 58956 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libqt4-network (from .../libqt4-network_4.4.3-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libqt4-network:
libqt4-network depends on libqtcore4 (= 4.4.3-1); however:
  Package libqtcore4 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing libqt4-network (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
libqt4-network

debian:/home/user# dpkg -i Desktop/libqt4-dbus_4.4.3-1_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package libqt4-dbus.
(Reading database ... 58965 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libqt4-dbus (from .../libqt4-dbus_4.4.3-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libqt4-dbus:
libqt4-dbus depends on libqt4-xml (= 4.4.3-1); however:
  Package libqt4-xml is not installed.
libqt4-dbus depends on libqtcore4 (= 4.4.3-1); however:
  Package libqtcore4 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing libqt4-dbus (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
libqt4-dbus

debian:/home/user# dpkg -i Desktop/libqtgui4_4.4.3-1_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package libqtgui4.
(Reading database ... 58975 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libqtgui4 (from .../libqtgui4_4.4.3-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libqtgui4:
libqtgui4 depends on libaudio2; however:
  Package libaudio2 is not installed.
libqtgui4 depends on libmng1 (>= 1.0.3-1); however:
  Package libmng1 is not installed.
libqtgui4 depends on libqtcore4 (= 4.4.3-1); however:
  Package libqtcore4 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing libqtgui4 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
libqtgui4
 
Old 10-01-2009, 04:57 AM   #2
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Hi,
I run Ubuntu 09/04. What I did is simply downloading the file under the link:
http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32
and I opened it with GDebi (by right clicking on the file.
Skype installed without any errors.
If you should miss any dependencies that are available in your repositories, GDebi will 9install them too. This was not the case with Skype. It installed flawless.

Regards,
Rene.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 05:06 AM   #3
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from what i experienced with debian, it was never as simple as clicking a .deb file (i would have stick to my previous ubuntu 9.04 if not for the graphical problem: here). however, i do remember installing a gdebi-core package for my Wireless Network Manager. is that the same thing as the gdebi that you are mentioning here?

do you happened to know any Synaptic Package Manager or sort for debian? would have really help to have those. haha.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 05:19 AM   #4
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Sype

I am using Ubuntu but i installed skype by downloading skype_debian_2.0.0.721_i386.deb and used Packet installer without problems.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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i tried to install skype into debian by followed the instructions listed here, but received dependencies errors
I read the link you posted and it clearly shows adding the Skype repo's to your apt sources and installing with apt-get.
So why are you trying to install the Skype .deb file manually ?.
Do you have access to the internet on this machine?
As i mentioned in your other post,if you have an install cd/dvd you can add this to your apt sources with the following command:

apt-cdrom add

This should help with some or all of the dependencies.
If you don't have a working internet connection

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do you happened to know any Synaptic Package Manager or sort for debian?
The Synaptic package manager is a Debian application.
If you are using Gnome then it's probably installed already.
Check through the menu's,or try launching it from a shell.

Last edited by the trooper; 10-01-2009 at 11:19 AM.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 02:52 PM   #6
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Why not use skype's repo to install it?
Code:
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
It does not contain the latest 2.1 version though.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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Install and use gdebi or use the skype repo, either way it should install just fine. dpkg does not download dependencies, hence the need for gdebi.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 04:50 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jim_p View Post
Why not use skype's repo to install it?
Code:
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
It does not contain the latest 2.1 version though.
That's what the link shows that the op posted.
Hence my comments about installing the .deb and dependencies manually.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 09:01 PM   #9
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i am lost. sorry, i have very limited knowledge of linux. with the huge flow of information, i have no idea how to make them work. can someone please guide me through?

the trooper, after i typed in apt-cdrom add, then what command or ways for me to make the installation run? or for it to search for its dependencies? i went through Application/System on the Panel but failed to find synaptic being listed, how do i launch it from shell?

jim_p, what is skype's repo? n how do i make that line (deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free) work? i tried typing it in terminal n it returned command not found.

craigevil, where can i find gdebi?
 
Old 10-01-2009, 10:08 PM   #10
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it worked!

i searched through some forum advices n managed to get skype installed by downloading quite a few packages (libqtcore4_4.4.3-1_i386.deb, libqt4-network_4.4.3-1_i386.deb, libqt4-xml_4.4.3-1_i386.deb, libaudio2_1.9.1-5_i386.deb, libqt4-dbus_4.4.3-1_i386.deb, libmng1_1.0.9-1_i386.deb, libqtgui4_4.4.3-1_i386.deb, debian_2.1.0.47-1_i386.deb). now i have a working skype! thank you so much
 
Old 10-02-2009, 02:15 AM   #11
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Wow you went about this the hard way. edit your sources.list with whatever text editor you prefer as root. The file you want to edit is /etc/apt/sources.list add the skype repo deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free save, then run aptitude update, aptitude install skype. Same for gdebi if you want it aptitude install gdebi.

This isn't windows, use the package management tools that Debian has.
 
Old 10-02-2009, 08:15 AM   #12
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Hello Levian,

Quote:
the trooper, after i typed in apt-cdrom add, then what command or ways for me to make the installation run? or for it to search for its dependencies
This was just a suggestion if you didn't have a working internet connection.
The idea is you put the disc in the drive then issue the command.
This the adds the cd/dvd to your /etc/apt/sources.list.
You then have access to the packages on that disc,when using the package manager ie,apt/aptitude/synaptic.
Sorry i didn't make this clear to you.As you have a working internet connection now you don't need to worry about this.

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i went through Application/System on the Panel but failed to find synaptic being listed, how do i launch it from shell?
I see from you other post here you've found synaptic,use that for all your installation and you should be good to go!.

Last edited by the trooper; 10-02-2009 at 08:24 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 08:29 PM   #13
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the trooper,

do you happened to know the way to setup SCIM n network printer?
 
  


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