[SOLVED] skype-220.127.116.11 static not working on slackware 13.37.0
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skype-18.104.22.168 static not working on slackware 13.37.0
Yesterday I tried to build a skype package for slackware.
I thought I'd start with the static version.
After installing the built package I tried to run skype
(from the menu): nothing happened. I ran it from the console.
Turns out that despite its name it needs libtiff.so.4
(this version of slackware has libtiff.so.3.9.4).
Then I built the dynamic version. This one seems to work and
Distribution: Slint64-14.2 on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
Originally Posted by zerouno
ldd works only if you install a multilib system..
No. ldd works in any case. And, BTW:
bash-4.1$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/share/skype/lib32/libv4l/v4l2convert.so GCONV_PATH=/usr/share/skype/lib32/gconv QT_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/share/skype/lib32/plugins /usr/share/skype/lib32/ld-linux.so.2 --list --library-path /usr/share/skype/lib32/ /usr/share/skype/skype
bash: /usr/share/skype/lib32/ld-linux.so.2: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
I have Skype installed in Sackware-13.37 and working (mostly).
Last edited by Didier Spaier; 07-03-2012 at 03:04 AM.
Becouse skype does NOT exists for 64bit is needed to install the 32bit compatibility (multilib). This install 32bit libraries in /usr/lib, as you have on your 32bit system.
Some people don't want to install an entire 32bit subsystem ONLY for using skype.
So I done a package that contains the only 32bit libraries needed to use skype and I put these libraries in a dedicated directory /usr/share/skype/lib32 to leave the system cleaned.
I called this package skype_static NOT from the name of "skype_static.tar.bz2" source file but from the libraries statically included in the package.
This fact created a lot of confusion at start of this topic. Sorry!
Yes, the difference from the 'static' version and the 'dynamic' is only on QT library:
diff ldd from static and dynamic:
$ diff skype1 skype2
only in static:
only in dynamic:
note: the dynamic version does not require the libtiff package; static version require it.
In effect, if you have a 32bit slackware distribution you may to install the dynamic version becouse you have the libQt* already installed on your system (package 'qt'). Some distro that use gnome or xfce only, may not have it.