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Old 09-29-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
JOtis02
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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?
 
Old 09-29-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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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!
 
Old 09-29-2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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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).
 
Old 09-30-2009, 12:43 PM   #4
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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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