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Requires: /usr/lib/

asked 2014-08-09 14:33:32 -0500

adnanrashidpk gravatar image

updated 2014-08-10 16:59:22 -0500

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I am facing this below error. please guide me to fix it. thanx

Error: Package: skype- (nux-dextop) Requires: /usr/lib/ You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

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sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-08-09 15:27:07 -0500 )edit

Also: note that tags don't need '#' here! :)

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-08-09 15:53:44 -0500 )edit

lolx, sorry mate, I am new here. and also new at fedora OS. so dont mind. yes i will never do tagging like this. lolx

adnanrashidpk gravatar imageadnanrashidpk ( 2014-08-10 15:54:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-08-09 15:57:07 -0500

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updated 2014-08-12 01:43:08 -0500

Where did you get that package? I tried installing the package from and it doesn't need such dependencies. I wonder where did you get that repository/package, but if there is no specific reason to use that, I'd suggest you to install skype from its official link.

Update: Please download the package from the link I gave you, and install the .rpm file using yum. Also, please disable any third party repositories you've enabled for installing skype.

Update 2: It's true that the official RPM is for Fedora 16, but it works fine on Fedora 20 too. So, it actually supports Fedora 16~Fedora 20 (at least, it probably works for a number of future versions too).

Notice that the package you are trying to install is built for RHEL 6, not Fedora. Anyway, Fedora 20 (and apparently 19) has a newer version of libtiff, so the dependency is not in the repos (Fedora 20 has /usr/lib/, not /usr/lib/ Fedora 19 should also have a version higher that that, so you get dependency errors.

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To fix, try ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ I think that should work, right?

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-09 21:07:18 -0500 )edit

yes you are right. let me tell you which link i followed.

after that installation from this above link my skype was working. and today again problem happened and this time its different. which not leting the skype to run properly. signed in process works, but after that skype closed. I open the terminal and run "yum update" command... please take a look in last comment.

adnanrashidpk gravatar imageadnanrashidpk ( 2014-08-10 15:48:58 -0500 )edit

@hello, generally speaking, this would be a bad idea. the soname changes when there is a ABI change. doing a symlink doesn't make that ABI change go away. Things may silently break in other ways instead

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2014-08-10 17:00:22 -0500 )edit

@hello No, that might work. The version is there for a reason! It might work, but might also crash. If it works, that would be a workaround. Since a suitable package exists, I'd suggest installing it as a proper solution.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-08-10 17:10:36 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-09 17:26:15 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

In rpmfusion you got for EL6, lpf-skype.

lpf stands for local package factory.

After install lpf and lpf-skype , with lpf-gui you should able to install skype without problems.

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