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TommyC7 04-15-2013 03:25 AM

dynamic skype from SBo aborts
Hi folks,

I was just wondering if I could get some assistance with this. Basically skype doesn't seem to want to run. It was working just fine yesterday and even though I am tracking -current, the last updates were Apr. 11, so I don't think they're the reason behind this.

Basically, here is the error:

$ skype
Fatal: QWidget: Must construct a QApplication before a QPaintDevice

I've googled this already and two results popped up. One about the program prelink which I don't have installed, and the other is about not having all compat32 packages installed that the skype binary requires.

I double checked that I had the compat32 packages by:

1. Re-installing all the compat32 packages after re-downloading them.

2. I re-checked to make sure each shared object that skype links against actually existed on my system (and they do).

I'm at a loss on what the problem might be. I haven't removed a package recently or upgraded anything other than the updates from Apr. 11th. and the multilib stuff.

Does anybody hopefully have any ideas on what might be going on?

business_kid 04-15-2013 12:21 PM

look at the output from ldd /usr/bin/skype |grep found

What you get is missing libraries. It should say nothing. install what it mentions. Then run skype from a terminal and post what it says.

TommyC7 04-15-2013 06:41 PM

The output of ldd is what I used to double-check that I already had all the shared objects as previously stated.

business_kid 04-16-2013 02:45 AM

From memory, there may have been a symlink I added in the compat32 stuff.
/lib/ld-linux.so2--> ??

That particular one throws crazy errors when it shows - the last thing it complains about is a missing lib.

TommyC7 04-16-2013 12:26 PM

I'm on -current, so for me it's 2.17 but yes /lib/ is a symlink to /lib/

business_kid 04-17-2013 04:19 AM

I'm running dynamic skype here (not very often, I hasten to add) and I stuck the output of ldd up HEREif it helps.

TommyC7 04-17-2013 11:05 AM

Like I said, I've already used ldd myself and as previously stated in my first post, I have already looked up the shared objects to make sure the compat32 ones exist...

TommyC7 04-19-2013 05:09 PM

I've identified the error. For some reason I had uncommented the stripping part of skype. I didn't think that was the problem because the .SlackBuild mentions a segmentation fault but I guess that error message counts. :)

business_kid 04-20-2013 02:57 AM

If the slackbuild mentioned a segmentation fault, that info should have been in post #1 and we would have got to this a biot sooner, I'm sure.

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