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Old 06-07-2009, 06:53 AM   #16
Tiffany Cheong
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noctilucent: yeah i mean that. it means it tries to download from skype website right? but it just couldn't download and the terminal said it had tried for 9 times!

secesh: i have no idea what tar.bz and rpm are... coz im a new user. i just followed the steps which i found on different forums. i thought that SLED can't choose openSUSE 10+. most of the people said static contains all the dependencies required.
 
Old 06-07-2009, 06:59 AM   #17
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noctilucent: yeah i mean that. it means it tries to download from skype website right? but it just couldn't download and the terminal said it had tried for 9 times
If it doesn't work you're doing something wrong. That -exact- command [copy + paste in a terminal] works here. I -do- hope the machine is connected to the internet. If you've been trying to manually type the stuff in, try copy+paste.
 
Old 06-07-2009, 12:48 PM   #18
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a source code archive is typically compressed. .tar.bz2 indicates a compressed archive. Reading the SLED document, it looks like skype's archive is pre-compiled code, but not packaged.
an RPM is a pre-compiled package designed for your system.

since you seem confused, what makes you think you've got SLED vs openSUSE?

Last edited by secesh; 06-07-2009 at 12:49 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 10:32 AM   #19
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secesh:when i switch on my computer it shows a blue screen. i see SUSE Linux Enterprise and a red 'N', which i think its novell. and the DVD which comes with the computer is written SLED 10 Linux.

noctilucent: oh i see. so i actually don't have to manually type the command lines. i will use 'copy n paste' method to enter command.

Actually im quite confused: is there a difference between SLED and openSUSE? because today i just met an IT technician. he said i should choose the openSUSE 10+ on the skype website. however due to there was no network connection there, so he couldn't install skype for me. so i still need you guys to help me! >.<

now im trying this webite:
http://en.opensuse.org/Skype#How_to_install
but i couldn't install libqt4, libqt4-x11 and libqt4-dbus-1 through zypper because the terminal said packages not found. so i tried install these packages from rpm.pbone.net

after i have installed some rpm i still couldn't install skype! it said:

Unresolved dependencies:
Installing skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586[Local packages]
There are no installable providers of libqt4-x11 >= 4.2 for skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586[Local packages]
libqt4-dbus-1-4.2.1-22.i586[Local packages] provides libQtDBus.so.4, but it is uninstallable. Try installing it on its own for more details.

so should i choose all the packages that end with .i586 or something else?

Last edited by Tiffany Cheong; 06-08-2009 at 11:48 AM.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 10:38 AM   #20
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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.
stick with the SLED documentation from post #5.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 10:10 PM   #21
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from the website :Now, right click on the desktop and select 'Open Terminal' to open a GNOME terminal. You should be able to do an 'ls' and see a file named something like "skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2" The version might be newer - please correct the commands here if it is.

but according to the website, when i typed 'ls' on terminal i can't see te skype files:
cheong@linux-to7d:~> ls
amsn_received bin Documents nautilus-debug-log.txt
autopackage.146545766 Desktop Music public_html
cheong@linux-to7d:~>Now, right click on the desktop and select 'Open Terminal' to open a GNOME terminal. You should be able to do an 'ls' and see a file named something like "skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2" The version might be newer - please correct the commands here if it is.
so how should i proceed?

i also want to ask. should i log in to root first before i start everything. because actually u can see that i have logged in with my own username. thanks

Last edited by Tiffany Cheong; 06-08-2009 at 10:23 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 11:26 PM   #22
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from the website :Now, right click on the desktop and select 'Open Terminal' to open a GNOME terminal. You should be able to do an 'ls' and see a file named something like "skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2" The version might be newer - please correct the commands here if it is.

but according to the website, when i typed 'ls' on terminal i can't see te skype files:
cheong@linux-to7d:~> ls
amsn_received bin Documents nautilus-debug-log.txt
autopackage.146545766 Desktop Music public_html
cheong@linux-to7d:~>Now, right click on the desktop and select 'Open Terminal' to open a GNOME terminal. You should be able to do an 'ls' and see a file named something like "skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2" The version might be newer - please correct the commands here if it is.
so how should i proceed?

i also want to ask. should i log in to root first before i start everything. because actually u can see that i have logged in with my own username. thanks
1. Which folder you saved the downloaded static file "static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2" to?
2. "ls" is listing of files in a directory (like "dir" in DOS). If the file you downloaded in not saved in the directory from where you are doing "ls", it won't show obviously. For quick reference, you need to remember these two commands:

"pwd" : show current directory
"cd" : change directory. E.g. cd /usr/bin
"ls" : show files/subdirectories in a directory

3. Suppose, you downloaded and saved the file in /home/cheong directory. Then:

a. Open Terminal
b. cd /home/cheong
c. ls (this should now show the skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2)
d. bunzip2 skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar.bz2 (this will unzip the .bz2 file)
e. tar xvf skype_static-1.4.0.99.tar (this will extract the .tar archive)
f. Now you should have a directory like skype_static-1.4.0.99 (or only skype. Do ls to verify the exact name). Suppose its "skype"
e. cd skype (or whatever is the actual directory name )

After this, read the instructions on Skype website on how to launch it.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 10:09 AM   #23
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rikxik, i failed too.

cheong@linux-to7d:~> cd /home/cheong/Desktop
cheong@linux-to7d:~/Desktop> ls
amsn-0.97.2-1.tcl84.x86.package skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586.rpm sp24821.exe
kmess-1.5.2.x86.package skype_static-2.0.0.72-oss sp33010.exe
MozillaFirefox.desktop skype_static-2.0.0.72-oss.tar.bz2
skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2
cheong@linux-to7d:~/Desktop> bunzip2 skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2

bunzip2: Compressed file ends unexpectedly;
perhaps it is corrupted? *Possible* reason follows.
bunzip2: No such file or directory
Input file = skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2, output file = skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar

It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted.
You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover
data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

bunzip2: Deleting output file skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar, if it exists.
cheong@linux-to7d:~/Desktop>

what is wrong?
 
Old 06-22-2009, 01:36 AM   #24
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rikxik, i failed too.

cheong@linux-to7d:~> cd /home/cheong/Desktop
cheong@linux-to7d:~/Desktop> ls
amsn-0.97.2-1.tcl84.x86.package skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586.rpm sp24821.exe
kmess-1.5.2.x86.package skype_static-2.0.0.72-oss sp33010.exe
MozillaFirefox.desktop skype_static-2.0.0.72-oss.tar.bz2
skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2
cheong@linux-to7d:~/Desktop> bunzip2 skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2

bunzip2: Compressed file ends unexpectedly;
perhaps it is corrupted? *Possible* reason follows.
bunzip2: No such file or directory
Input file = skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar.bz2, output file = skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar

It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted.
You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover
data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

bunzip2: Deleting output file skype_static-2.0.0.72.tar, if it exists.
cheong@linux-to7d:~/Desktop>

what is wrong?
This seems definitely like the downloaded didn't happen properly i.e. the downloaded file is corrupted. You can retry downloading.

Anyway, from the "ls" output you posted, I can see that you have the RPM package file (skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586.rpm). I'll reiterate what secesh said in earlier post - if you have an package file, its preferable to use it.

.gz / .bz2 etc. are source code or binary dumps.
.rpm / .deb are package files like .exe files in Windows. The package manager (RPM in SuSe) will resolve the software dependencies (if any), install the package, do pre/post installation steps for you. And if you wish to remove it, it will cleanly do that too. Its the best choice for new users.

This is how you can install the RPM package file:

Code:
cd /Desktop
rpm -ivh skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586.rpm
That should be much more painless and will also add Skype to the main menu as well.
 
  


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