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Installing skype error

asked 2014-09-01 07:08:43 -0500

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updated 2014-09-02 05:14:19 -0500

Hello, I tried to install skype using this guide: if-not-true-then-false.

This lead to the minor problem of missing libraries when starting the application, so I installed them manually until I came up to this one (error lib):

[root@localhost skype]# skype
/opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I checked where I could find the necessary library:

[root@localhost skype]# yum whatprovides
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
qtwebkit-2.3.3-1.fc20.i686 : Qt WebKit bindings
Repo        : fedora
Matched from:
Provides    :

qtwebkit-2.3.3-3.el7.i686 : Qt WebKit bindings
Repo        : nux-dextop
Matched from:
Provides    :

qtwebkit-2.3.3-7.fc20.i686 : Qt WebKit bindings
Repo        : updates
Matched from:
Provides    :

I picked the latter one and installed it:

yum install qtwebkit-2.3.3-7.fc20.i686

But the lib error from before (error lib) is persistent.

Then I updated the repos using yum update

The output shows a pretty mess:

Error: Package: vlc-core-2.1.5-2.el7.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop)
Error: Package: vlc-core-2.1.5-2.el7.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop)
           Available: libdvbpsi-0.2.2-3.el7.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop)
           Installed: libdvbpsi-1.1.2-1.fc20.x86_64 (@rpmfusion-free)
Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.3.2-1.el7.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop)
Error: Package: gstreamer-plugins-ugly-0.10.19-17.el7.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop)
Error: Package: gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-1.2.4-1.fc20.x86_64 (@rpmfusion-free-updates)
           Removing: x264-libs-0.138-2.20131030gitc628e3b.fc20.x86_64 (@rpmfusion-free)
           Updated By: x264-libs-0.142-7.20140728gitaf8e768.el7.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop)
Error: Package: nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch (nux-dextop)
           Requires: epel-release
Error: Package: gstreamer1-vaapi-0.5.8-5.el7.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop)
Error: Package: python3-speechd-0.8-11.el7.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop)
           Requires: speech-dispatcher = 0.8-11.el7.nux
           Installed: speech-dispatcher-0.8-9.fc20.x86_64 (@updates)
               speech-dispatcher = 0.8-9.fc20
           Available: speech-dispatcher-0.8-5.fc20.i686 (fedora)
               speech-dispatcher = 0.8-5.fc20
Error: Package: gstreamer-plugins-ugly-0.10.19-17.el7.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop)
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

I believe that there is a relation between being unable to execute skype and the list of errors above. Do you agree? How can fix the errors? Or how can I install and get skype running?

As requested, here is the output:

[root@localhost ~]# ldd /opt/skype/skype =>  (0xf7798000) => /lib/ (0xf5465000) => /lib/ (0xf5461000) => /lib/ (0xf5458000) => /lib/ (0xf5453000) => /lib/ (0xf5316000) => /lib/ (0xf5303000) => /lib/ (0xf5283000) => not found => /lib/ ...
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what does ldd /opt/skype/skype show?

pp78 gravatar imagepp78 ( 2014-09-01 12:39:41 -0500 )edit

Hi! try installing skype with

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2014-09-02 21:27:19 -0500 )edit

Is libwayland-server actually installed? If it is, I'd recommend removing it, running yum clean all then try again.

jmcknight gravatar imagejmcknight ( 2014-09-05 01:15:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-01 13:52:03 -0500

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Microsoft has closed their service for Skype versions < 4.3, so this won't help.

Axel Sommerfeldt gravatar imageAxel Sommerfeldt ( 2014-09-02 02:10:12 -0500 )edit

Tried it - no effect. But thx for the suggestion.

dcpust gravatar imagedcpust ( 2014-09-02 03:58:24 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-09-01 18:03:21 -0500

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updated 2014-09-01 18:14:10 -0500

I see a few problems here. Before anything else -- why are you using the Nux Dextop repository in Fedora? This is a repo for RHEL and given that you're also using RPM Fusion, there are bound to be conflicts as these 2 repositories provide a lot of the same packages such as VLC as shown in your error.

Try disabling one or both of those repos then try yum update again.

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answered 2014-09-01 13:46:14 -0500

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Weird, I installed Skype via the rpm package for Fedora from the offical Site and had no problems, running Fedora 19 but since you allready installed Skype I dont think you want to try this way.

About the error: Normaly all installed lib are found in /usr/lib (32 bit libs) and /usr/lib64 (64 bit libs) so its weird that skype is looking for the lib in /opt/skype/skype. You could try to copy the from the /usr/lib (its there probably in a subfolder, called something like qt, or just use the search to find it faster) folder to /opt/skype/skype

And about the output after you did the yum update: It looks like that some of your Packages need some specifig libs/packages. For example in the first line, vlc-core requires So i would try installing this lib. The same goes for all other libs/packages which are required

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