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Old 08-10-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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Skype on Suse 10.2 x86_64

Hi there,
anyone managed to install skype on a 64 bit architecture on suse 10.2 ?
I read about getting the i586 from skype website and installing libQtdBus or smth , but it just wont work ...

Why havent they written a skype version for suse for x86_64 yet ?? :-(

Anyone can provide some help ??

thanks in advance

Old 08-14-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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Please remove this reply.
I'm not able to do this myself.

Last edited by rholinux; 08-21-2007 at 02:43 AM.
Old 08-26-2007, 01:22 PM   #3
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The latest version of Skype is not working on 64 system. I am using and it works OK.
Old 08-26-2007, 04:31 PM   #4
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I can intall skype- on suse 10.2 64-bit - I have added the suse 10.3 factory mirror to the YaST installation source list to be able to resolve the qt4 dependencies. If you then choose the action 'install with YaST' on the RPM the dependencies are resolved automatically. Skype then works correctly.
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According to this post on skype forum, the native 64 bit version will not come at the nearest time.

Regarding the suggestion to install i586 rpm with yast - yast did try to resolve dependencies, but it suggested to install 32 bit version of qt instead of 64 bit version which I already have installed, which is not acceptable.

The best way I have found to run skype on 64bit without rubbishing my system with 32 bit packages, was the following:
1. Download static skype version from site.
2. Unpack it - if now to run it, it will still complain that it misses - though this lib is installed on my system, it wants 32 bit version of it. Qt is fine with static skype.
3. Download binary 32 bit libsigc++20 library - I have taken it from here .
4. Do not install libsigc...rpm - open it in some packager and extract file from it.
5. Put it to the unpacked skype directory (skype_static- and rename to
6. Run skype.
Old 10-13-2007, 10:37 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot for that :-)
The only I had to change was to copy libsigc to /lib .
Skype works fine now :-)




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