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Old 09-23-2005, 10:13 AM   #1
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I'm trying to install Skype. I have done exactly as described in the Ubuntu Wiki, but when I try to select Skype in synaptic, I get an error message telling me that there are unresolved dependencies:
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libqt3c102-mt (>=3:3.3.3.2) but 3:3.3.3-7ubuntu3 is to be installed
Can somebody please tell me how I can get the correct version of this library? I have tried searching for it in synaptic, but I can only see one version, and that's the one I already have.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 06:13 AM   #2
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I had the same problem, which encouraged me to try out Breezy (couldn't get Cisco Wi-Fi card going - another story)

Reinstalled Hoary and have just tested this out.

I'm no expert but I guess the problem is that the package you are having the same trouble with has been changed to an Ubuntu specific package, which while it does contain the same libraries as the standard deb package, isn't recognised by apt/synaptic as doing so. Hate those 'ubuntu' packages that break stuff - If I was running Breezy I could understand..

If you download the skype deb package and do something like this

Code:
sudo dpkg -i --force-all skype_1.2.0.17-1_i386.deb
it will install and will work (assuming you have the KDE libs installed)

Not the nicest solution, but if you need it running...
 
Old 09-24-2005, 11:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advise, the --force-all option worked great! I've actually already tried upgrading to breezy on my laptop, but I couldn't get hibernate to work, so I changed back to horay. I hope there will be better ACPI support in the future.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 11:51 AM   #4
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Skype worked really good with great clear sound quality. Then all of the sudden, another time I used it, and it did not work with a bunch of problems. No more rings when I would try to call someone. I never could connect and the program locked up and would not close. I had to log out and back in. I do not know what caused all of this.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 03:37 PM   #5
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I want to install Skype on my Kubuntu, so I've downloaded skype_1.2.0.17-1_i386.deb.

In the /etc/apt/sources.list I added deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free, then in the Konsole I run apt-get update.
It worked ok. Still, in the Synaptic, when I try to install Skype, I get an error message telling me that there are unresolved dependencies:

libqt3c102-mt (>=3:3.3.3.2) but 3:3.3.3-7ubuntu3 is to be installed

If I run sudo dpkg -i --force-all skype_1.2.0.17-1_i386.deb in the Konsole, I receive the following error message:

dpkg: error processing skype_1.2.0.17-1_i386.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
skype_1.2.0.17-1_i386.deb

What should I do?
 
Old 10-02-2005, 04:05 PM   #6
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It doesn't look like the .deb file is in the directory you are in when you are running the sudo dpkg -i command. you should double check that
 
Old 10-12-2005, 03:53 PM   #7
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I found the problem with Skype on Ubuntu. It is a known problem in the documentation on wiki from ubuntu.com. There are a few ways to fix the problems caused by it, but it is unstable. Does anyone know if the problems with Skype were fixed in the new release of Ubuntu, Breezy Badger? I read that this would happen, but do not know if it did.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 06:29 PM   #8
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Cisco Wireless

NoXis,
I saw your post on the Cisco Card. I have a Cisco 350 Wireless card. Works great. I had to enable both the wifi0 and eth1 and take out the local loop back. Don't know if this will help your situation but wanted to post this just in case.

I am a newbie and I mean brand new newbie...

Sf
 
Old 10-15-2005, 10:16 PM   #9
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Anybody still having problems with Skype and libqt3c102 dependancies in BREEZY (5.10) should check out a thread (especially my posts) on ubuntuforums.org (and then come back quickly here of course!):

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=76250

There is a link to another page which details the procedure (it involves altering a file inside the deb package which alters the listed dependancies to include libqt3c102-mt OR (crucially) libqt3-mt. This change enables Skype to use the libqt3-mt package and apt-get/Synaptic will not flag it as broken and remove it.

My quick fix posted here previously was really rubbish to be frank, and will eventually drive you completely insane (jibber drool jibber).


@PureCoffee

the problems with the card turned out to be hardware based (apparently). I changed the card with one of the exact same model and it worked fine. The one that was having problems still worked fine with the live CD, windows and now works fine in a Jornada PDA - weird.

Last edited by NoXiS; 10-15-2005 at 10:21 PM.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 03:52 AM   #10
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It installed Ok on kubuntu breezy

Just install it ignoring dependencies, it works:

sudo dpkg --ignore-depends libqt3c102-mt -i skype_1.2.0.18-1_i386.deb

You must have libqt3-mt installed, which is the default in kubuntu.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 02:01 PM   #11
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Do a deb search in the search box at the top right corner in Firefox for the library and other deb files. That is about the only time I use Firefox since it takes 25 light years to load a webpage. I use Opera and link2 -g(sometimes this one).
 
Old 02-16-2006, 03:39 PM   #12
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Build skype from source , works for me

Editted later by myself : I've made a mistake , use Static binary tar.bz2 with Qt 3.2 compiled in

Last edited by arsham; 02-16-2006 at 07:36 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 04:07 PM   #13
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...sorry I am no expert either, but automatix did the trick for me. Try it.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 05:05 PM   #14
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Skype works fine here, except it insists on being the only app running that uses sound. Even if xmms, xine, whatever are running but not active, it complains. That means you won't hear incoming calls ringing if any other sound program is loaded.

Really hope this is fixed soon.

Last edited by Kropotkin; 02-16-2006 at 05:07 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 07:04 PM   #15
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@arsham

If you could point me in the direction of where you got the Skype source code it would be greatly appreciated
 
  


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