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Old 04-20-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
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Question Really statically linked skype client ?

I want to deploy skype on my old Linux distro.
However, the statically linked version contains only QT linked in, but it depends on a lot of other dynamic libraries:

>ldd skype => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x40028000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x400cd000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x400e2000) => /usr/lib/ (0x400e6000) => /usr/lib/ (0x400f0000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40102000) => /usr/lib/ (0x4016f000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x4019e000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x401a7000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0x401be000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x401c3000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x401d1000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0x40298000) => /usr/lib/ (0x402aa000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0x40364000) => /lib/ (0x40389000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0x40395000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x404cc000) => /usr/lib/ (0x4051b000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40524000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40536000)
...e.g. it needs a newer version of glibc than I have.

Any workaround for this ?

Do you know any really statically linked skype (compatible) client or another one that does not need that many libs and works against an older glibc ?
Old 04-21-2006, 08:17 AM   #2
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Since Skype is closed source (both the code for the client and the communications protocol) probabaly your best bet is to see if they still have some of the old Linux clients available. The only other alternative would be to upgrade that box so that it can run the current Skype.



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