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Old 06-21-2006, 03:48 AM   #1
charjoe
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Question SKYPE in FC5 Query


Hello all - again.....

I want to install skype on my FC5 install. Not a problem in itself - i hope! However, on checking the SKYPE site, there is only an RPM for FC3. Should I wait for an FC5 version? I dint like to install the FC3 version as I am new to this & didnt want to bugger up my install......

Many thanks

Kevin
 
Old 06-21-2006, 07:38 AM   #2
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Try installing Skype from Klick at http://klik.atekon.de/

If you read the User Comments you will see that this has worked for some FC5 users.

You might have to make a few minor adjustments to get it to download to FC5.
 
Old 06-22-2006, 04:09 AM   #3
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well i tried it ....need ar?

Thanks arochester.

I went to the site - looks v interesting. I tried installing klik & then pressed the Skype link. A message popped up saying I needed to install "ar". I suppose its one of the dependencies. I went to the terminal & typed:

yum install ar

It went and did a load of stuuf, but returned the message "nothing to do".

Can anyone shed any light on this for me?

thanks

Kevin
 
Old 06-22-2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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On the Klik site it says to run something in a Terminal first. Did you do this? It's:

wget klik.atekon.de/client/install -O -|sh
 
Old 06-23-2006, 02:55 AM   #5
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Question Terminal

Yes I did this command - gave me a message about rebooting firefox which I did.

No joy Im afraid.

I gather "ar" is part of Fedoras "binutils". I have tried updating this as well - no luck with that either.

Any more suggestions anyone??

Thanks

Kevin
 
Old 06-24-2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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Smile Success!!!!

I did a bit of research for this one.

Found out I didnt have the gcc libraries installed - a quick yum install gcc installed everything I needed.

Phew!!

Cheers
 
Old 06-24-2006, 02:39 PM   #7
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That's very good to hear!
 
  


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