I'm running ubuntu 8.04. A day ago, I needed to install 'unetbootin' which allows for the creation of USB installs of linux. However unetbootin required the latest (or at least newer) version of libqt4. Synaptic would not allow me to upgrade (repository didn't have it), so I found the '.deb' packages on ubuntu's site and installed them with the Gdebi package manager (Synaptic would not open the packages -presumably as they were newer?). Regardless, the install was successful and I was then able to run and use unetbootin. Today I tried to run 'skype' and received the following error:
Fatal: Cannot mix incompatible Qt libraries
I checked in Synaptic and it indicated that the old version of libqt4 was still installed. I am guessing that skype is somehow being confused by both being installed?
I attempted to remove the older packages with Synaptic, but it wanted to remove heaps of other programs if I removed the libqt4 and I don't want it to do that.
So my question is: how can I force the removal of the older libqt4 package without removing anything else?
Thanks in advance for any help!