Sunday, October 11, 2009
Installing Skype on Fedora is a pain in the neck. And making the sound work on skype is a bigger pain! After migrating from Ubuntu to Fedora, things have become really difficult! In this post, I explain (thanks to mdim, a user on fedoraforum.org) how to install Skype on Fedora 11.
The first few steps are a copy paste of what mdim wrote on the forum:
Login as root in the terminal
And provide your root password.
Download the libsigc++20-2.0.17-1.i386.rpm package:
Run the command:
rpm2cpio *.rpm | cpio -idmv
Create directory /opt/libs32/ if you don’t have it yet:
Copy libsigc-2.0.so.0 and libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0 to /opt/libs32/ directory:
cp ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0 /opt/libs32/cp ./usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0 /opt/libs32/
Install everything that has anything to do with Qt4:
yum install qt4*
Download the skype-188.8.131.52-fc5.i586.rpm rpm package from http://www.skype.com/intl/en/downloa…/linux/choose/and enter command in terminal:
rpm -i --force --nodeps skype-184.108.40.206-fc5.i586.rpm
Now give the path to those libraries:
Now you can run skype by typing:
In some cases, there is this error which is encountered on the last step (Step 9).
warning: skype-220.127.116.11-fc5.i586.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID d66b746e
And when Skype is executed, another error is encountered:
skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
For this, you would require the file libXss.so.1
Enter the following command in the terminal and then start skype.
yum install libXss.so.1
Thanx to mdim & http://xpl0it.wordpress.com/