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JOtis02 09-29-2009 03:19 PM

Skype: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2
 
I am running 2.6.30.5-43.fc11.x86_64 on my Desktop computer. I have installed the skype rpm package. When I try and run skype, I get the following error message.

skype: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I looked in usr/lib and usr/lib64 and could not find the file anywhere. But, I have the package alsa-lib.x86_64 installed from the yum repository, which is supposed to include libasound.so.2

There seems to be significant trouble with this library with many applications from what I have seen from my searches. Anyone have an idea how I can fix this problem so I can load skype?

JOtis02 09-29-2009 03:37 PM

I figured it out!

I used 'ldd /usr/bin/skype' in terminal to look up all the dependencies skype needed to run, then used yum and rpm to install all of the packages. Now it works!

AngTheo789 09-29-2009 04:01 PM

How did you install Skype in the first place? I just wonder why the Skype installer didn't complain about a missing library!?! Though it is certainly possible to use Skype without sound for simple chatting (I had it that way once on a system with a broken audio sub system).

JOtis02 09-30-2009 12:43 PM

I used yum to install skype, which now that I think about it is very strange that it didn't automatically install all of the necessary dependencies.


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