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Old 02-21-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Skype and Fedora 12


Has anyone got Skype working under Fed 12? I download the rpm from Skype.com, it installs, but doesn't work. I get 'could not launch Skype, failed to execute child process "skype", (no such file or directory)'

I do not get any error notices on installation.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 04:16 AM   #2
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You probably got the Fedora Core 5 version? I don't think that will work with Fedora 12. Try this and see if you have any luck.
Code:
wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-fc10
su -c 'yum install skype-2.1.0.47-fc10.i586.rpm --nogpgcheck'
 
Old 02-22-2010, 05:52 AM   #3
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Thanks, but it didn't work. I have that package already installed. Just don't work. Apart from that, I like Fed 12, everything seems to work!

Any more ideas??
 
Old 02-22-2010, 06:11 AM   #4
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Although I don't use Skype I've installed the Fedora 10 package in the past. Seemed to work in as much as I could run the program, as I recall, from the command line. Maybe there was a menu entry. Can't recall.

Figured I'd try again.
Code:
[glenn@leonardo ~]$ sudo rpm -ivh Downloads/skype-2.1.0.81-fc10.i586.rpm 
Password: 
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:skype                  ########################################### [100%]
[glenn@leonardo ~]$ skype
This is what I see.

Attachments don't show as thumbnails?
Attached Images
File Type: png Screenshot-Skype1.png (31.4 KB, 7 views)
File Type: png Screenshot-Skype2.png (23.6 KB, 5 views)
 
Old 02-22-2010, 08:57 AM   #5
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[peter@pedro-laptop ~]$ skype
bash: /usr/bin/skype: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
 
Old 02-22-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
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Basically guessing, since I'm at work on a Windows box.
Code:
su -c 'updatedb'
locate ld-linux.so.2
If it isn't found then

Code:
yum provides */ld-linux.so.2
Then install whatever package provides ld-linux.so.2 and try skype again.

Now that I'm in front of a Linux box see if glibc is installed.
Code:
rpm -qa | grep glibc

Last edited by Glennzo; 02-22-2010 at 06:34 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 09:04 PM   #7
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Is this progress?

[peter@pedro-laptop ~]$ rpm -qa | grep glibc
glibc-2.11.1-1.x86_64
glibc-common-2.11.1-1.x86_64
 
Old 02-22-2010, 09:19 PM   #8
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Did the other bits, except install.
This is a result from the 'yum provides */' command. Locate doesn't find anything.

[peter@pedro-laptop ~]$ locate -c ld-linux.so.2
0


Do I need to install glibc-2.11.1-1.i686 on top of the _64 version???



glibc-2.11-2.i686 : The GNU libc libraries
Repo : fedora
Matched from:
Filename : /lib/ld-linux.so.2



arm-gp2x-linux-glibc-2.3.6-7.fc12.noarch : Cross Compiled GNU C Library targeted
: at arm-gp2x-linux
Repo : fedora
Matched from:
Filename : /usr/arm-gp2x-linux/lib/ld-linux.so.2



glibc-2.11.1-1.i686 : The GNU libc libraries
Repo : updates
Matched from:
Filename : /lib/ld-linux.so.2

Last edited by Pedroski; 02-22-2010 at 09:30 PM.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 03:19 AM   #9
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The issue is that you're using the 64 Bit version of Fedora and Skype is looking for 32 Bit libraries. Don't know how to get around that.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 04:04 AM   #10
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Oh well, thought Fed 12 was too good to be true!

Thanks anyway!
 
Old 02-23-2010, 05:33 AM   #11
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It is. Just takes a little work.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 06:54 AM   #12
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Seems to be working on my fedora12 machine. It comes up with my contacts, and shows who's on line.
I have Beta version 2.1.0.81 installed.
I did it by following the guide on source forge for "the perfect fedora12 desktop"
It said to add this repo. Then just use the software installer to install skype.
[skype]
name=Skype Repository
baseurl=http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/fedora/updates/i586/
gpgkey=http://www.skype.com/products/skype/linux/rpm-public-key.asc
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
 
Old 02-23-2010, 12:50 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedroski View Post
Oh well, thought Fed 12 was too good to be true!

Thanks anyway!
I use Fedora 12 64-bit
I use Skype without ANY issues at all.

The method I use is the Skype repo like decrepit mentions.

Completely remove the skype rpm stuff you have on there now. Input the repo and 'yum install skype'
 
Old 02-23-2010, 08:10 PM   #14
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I did what you said, used gedit to make a skype.repo file in the yum.repos.d or whatever it's called. Sadly I get the message below from yum install skype

Package(s) data still to download: 19 M
http://download.skype.com/linux/repo...1-fc.i586.rpm: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 200 : http://download.skype.com/linux/repo...81-fc.i586.rpm
Trying other mirror.


Error Downloading Packages:
skype-2.1.0.81-fc10.i586: failure: skype-2.1.0.81-fc.i586.rpm from skype: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

Any more tips??
 
Old 02-23-2010, 09:22 PM   #15
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Well, the error seemed to be because of an excruciatingly slow connection. I ran the command yum install skype several times, until it had the whole package. It is installed, and I have exactly the same problem.

bash: /usr/bin/skype: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

Any more tips?
 
  


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