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Does installing skype which is available only in 32 bit pulling 32 bit dependencies that may cause bugs with other applications in Fedora 20 64 bit?

asked 2014-07-23 03:20:34 -0600

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updated 2014-09-30 15:03:39 -0600

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Hi, Skype works very well with Fedora 20 64 bit, my system that is. I don't use any proprietary software in Fedora and would pretty much prefer to use Linphone instead. But social inertia comes again and I have to install Skype for interviews or things like that. I hope I won't have to. Mos of the people use Skype since most of the people use Windows as well. I have installed Skype before in Fedora and it has worked very well, even better say than in Ubuntu. However when I install Skype, I download the package, it does not install right away but keeps downloading some 32 bit dependencies I assume. Say if I am done with Skype and I want to uninstall it, when I uninstall Skype do I also uninstall these 32 bit dependencies? Since my Fedora is 64 bit and Skype for Linux is only in 32 bit will than installing Skype cause any problems when installing other apps? I know this used to cause me some problems with Virtualbox when I had openSUSE 64 bit in my computer.

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answered 2014-07-23 04:08:52 -0600

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It's OK to install 32 bit libraries on a 64bit system. They'll work just fine. The 64bit programs will still only use 64bit libraries. The 32 bit libraries are kept separate from the 64bit libraries too - /usr/lib and /usr/lib/64.

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I was going to say that! :D

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-23 04:16:59 -0600 )edit

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