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Old 04-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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problem installing skype on RHEL 5.3


My first question here... won't be the last!

I have problems installing skype in my brand new RHLE 5.3 using yum. I would like to install using yum to keep my dependencies right.

So.. I have downloaded the package from skype site (skype-, and I have also added the skype repository and the correspondant gpg key to yum.

But, when I try to install skype the message is like that:

 # sudo yum localinstall skype- 
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
Setting up Local Package Process
Examining skype- skype-
Marking skype- to be installed
epel                                                     | 2.1 kB     00:00     
rhel-x86_64-server-5                                     | 1.3 kB     00:00     
rhel-x86_64-server-productivity-5                        | 1.1 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates-testing                           | 2.4 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates                                   | 2.4 kB     00:00     
skype                                                    |  951 B     00:00     
adobe-linux-i386                                         |  951 B     00:00     
rhel-x86_64-server-supplementary-5                       | 1.3 kB     00:00     
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package skype.i586 0: set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: qt4-x11 >= 4.2 for package: skype
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
skype- from skype- has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: qt4-x11 >= 4.2 is needed by package skype- (skype-
Error: Missing Dependency: qt4-x11 >= 4.2 is needed by package skype- (skype-
And I conclude that I need to install qt4-x11 package. But yum doesn't find it in my repositories.

I tried it in fedora Core8 and didn't had any problem. (yum install qt4-x11 worked fine)

Aren't all the qt4 packages supported in RHEL 5??

Thanks in advance


PD: By the way... Is there an alternative app that uses the skype network?
Old 04-08-2009, 02:49 PM   #2
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the package is available at but is listed for Fedora core only, so you may find that it won't work for you. You might try to see whether the opensuse version of Skype from works instead.


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