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Old 06-05-2009, 02:55 AM   #1
Tiffany Cheong
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how to install Skype on SLED 10 Linux


I just started using Linux a few days ago. I have been using Windows for the past 10 years.

I went to skype website to download. I picked the OpenSUSE 10+. But when I tried to install it with Software Installer it said Unresolved dependencies:
Installing skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586[Local packages]
There are no installable providers of libQtDBus.so.4 for skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586[Local packages]

Then i tried again but this time it said 'no installable providers of libqt4-x11 >= 4.2' then the 3rd time it said ' no installable providers of libQtCore.so.4

Then I tried the Static. I followed the instructions in this website. http://www.macmiri.com/forum/install...-enterprise-10
but when i was typing 'cd skype_static...' it suddenly said the compressed file ends unexpectedly and asked me to exit.

I also tried the Static OSS but failed to copy the Skype executable to /usr/bin. it said that i do not have permission to write on /usr/bin.

I also noticed that the software needed:
# Qt 4.2.1+
# D-Bus 1.0.0
# libasound2 1.0.12
but i have no idea what these are and i cant find these softwares to be installed.

Can anyone give me a full instructions(including pressing which buttons) to help me to install Skype?. Actually when i was going around the linux forums i have no idea what they are referring since the terms (like terminal, command lines) are extremely new to me!
 
Old 06-05-2009, 07:00 AM   #2
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welcome to linux! don't get frustrated -- it's a different environment from windows, and will take a bit of time to get acquainted. Regarding software, in linux it's best managed by packages as opposed to compiling and installing everything by hand. packages rely on each other, and you need to familiarize yourself with the package management system. In SuSE, most system control is done through YaST, which provides a nice centralized GUI but is also available to the terminal.

think of a terminal or command line like a windows dos prompt, but more robust.

only having console access to an openSuSE server, I'm going to get you started a bit clumsily.... but open the control center (if you can't find it, try running gnome-control-center from a console) and select 'yast' near the bottom. Find software on the left (or scroll down) and select 'software management'. From here, you can search for things like 'dbus' 'libqt' and 'libasound2' Select a package on the left (available), and click 'install' to move it to the right!

once you've resolved your dependencies, try to install the skype package again.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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Although this version of skype is the latest, it is over a year old already. So isn't it already available in the opensuse repository? Try to search for skype in yast. If it is there, yast should resolve the dependencies for you.

I haven't used suse for a while, maybe someone can confirm.

Mons
 
Old 06-05-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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I did not see skype (any version) in suse default repositories (searching yast with no changes = 0 skype hits)
 
Old 06-05-2009, 11:52 AM   #5
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Hello.

First things first: are you running Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop or are you running openSUSE?

SLED: http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/19660.html
openSUSE: http://en.opensuse.org/Skype

Know that if you plan to move anything to /bin, /usr/bin [and such] you need root privileges.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 01:32 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies!

well i have tried to search those packages through yast, when i typed dbus there were a few packages but i dont know which to choose. then i tried libasound2 and libqt but it showed no results.

so now im trying noctilucent's instruction. im using SLED (i think!). haha i am so confused.

well im trying now so i will let you all know the outcome!

actually i just want to connect with my friends. so i also want to try to install aMSN and KMess as well.

thank you very much!
 
Old 06-06-2009, 01:43 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noctilucent View Post
Hello.

First things first: are you running Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop or are you running openSUSE?

SLED: http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/19660.html
openSUSE: http://en.opensuse.org/Skype

Know that if you plan to move anything to /bin, /usr/bin [and such] you need root privileges.
i tried what it is written but it shows this up:

tar: skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

so where i got wrong? when i open gnome terminal i didn't see the file's name but i only see my name. is that right?
 
Old 06-06-2009, 02:27 AM   #8
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Did you use tar jxvf <pacake>.tar.bz2 to extract?
You can optionally try to extract it with bunzip2 and then untar it like:

bubzip2 <package>.tar.bz2. It will create a tar like <package>.tar
Then untar it like

tar xvf <package>.tar
 
Old 06-06-2009, 03:08 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya View Post
Did you use tar jxvf <pacake>.tar.bz2 to extract?
You can optionally try to extract it with bunzip2 and then untar it like:

bubzip2 <package>.tar.bz2. It will create a tar like <package>.tar
Then untar it like

tar xvf <package>.tar
thanks for the reply! i tried but failed too.

cheong@linux-to7d:~> bubzip2 skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2
bash: bubzip2: command not found
cheong@linux-to7d:~> bunzip2 skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2
bunzip2: Can't open input file skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2: No such file or directory.

what should i do now to fix it? pls help!
 
Old 06-06-2009, 03:27 AM   #10
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It seems bunzip2 is not installed on your system. If you can install it from yast you might just extract it. Also try that from the directory where you have the package is stored.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 03:29 AM   #11
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Hello.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiffany Cheong View Post
tar: skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
That's 'probably' because the guide uses as an example an older version of Skype. I imagined you'd replace "skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2" with whichever tar.bz2 file you've downloaded [skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2]. I thought wrong.

linuxlover.chaitanya: 'nowadays' tar can handle such archives directly, there's no need to run bunzip2 separatly.

Tiffany: When "linux" starts do you really can not find the name "openSUSE" anywhere [that or SLED]? I would've figured SUSE distributions are branded to hell and back, so that one would constantly be reminded of what distribution they are using.

Try me for SLED. Run this in a terminal. You must be root. To become root, type "su -" and then enter the root password. If you do not know what the root password is, run: "sudo passwd". This will ask you for your password. Enter your password. Then you will be asked to set a new root password. Think of one, make sure you remember it, then enter it [you will have to enter it twice]. After this is done, type "su -" and enter your newly set root password:

Code:
mkdir noctilucent
cd    noctilucent
wget  http://download.skype.com/linux/skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2
tar   xvf skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2
cd    skype_static-2.0.0.72
mkdir /usr/share/skype
cp    * /usr/share/skype
mv    /usr/share/skype/skype /usr/bin
exit
# As a regular user (not as root) :
cp    /usr/share/skype/skype.desktop /home/cheong/Desktop
Try me for openSUSE: http://en.opensuse.org/Skype . This guide is -easy- to follow, please read "How to install".

Last edited by noctilucent; 06-06-2009 at 03:35 AM.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 03:31 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya View Post
It seems bunzip2 is not installed on your system.
Wrong. bunzip2 is installed. Reread the error message.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 05:18 AM   #13
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noctilucent: oh, when i turn on my notebook the blue screen shows me im actually using SLED... do u mean that?

i tried to type whatever u told me. but i failed to download from skype website...it already tried for 9 times. so i just closed the windows... do u have another method to do?
 
Old 06-06-2009, 05:24 AM   #14
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Are you saying this:

Code:
wget  http://download.skype.com/linux/skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2
didn't work? What exactly happened? Did you receive any error messages?
 
Old 06-06-2009, 07:07 AM   #15
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Skimming the above, all I see is the Skype source package being referenced (.tar.bz2), and can't help but wonder why you're not just using the RPM?

The documentation pages provided by noctilucent reference: http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/, which includes the RPM download when "OpenSUSE 10+" is clicked.
 
  


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