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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-184.108.40.206-suse.i586[Local packages]
There are no installable providers of libQtDBus.so.4 for skype-220.127.116.11-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
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!
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.
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.
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-18.104.22.168.tar.bz2
bash: bubzip2: command not found
cheong@linux-to7d:~> bunzip2 skype_static-22.214.171.124.tar.bz2
bunzip2: Can't open input file skype_static-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2: No such file or directory.
tar: skype_static-188.8.131.52.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-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2" with whichever tar.bz2 file you've downloaded [skype_static-220.127.116.11.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:
tar xvf skype_static-18.104.22.168.tar.bz2
cp * /usr/share/skype
mv /usr/share/skype/skype /usr/bin
# As a regular user (not as root) :
cp /usr/share/skype/skype.desktop /home/cheong/Desktop