Anyone using Skype on FC11 ?

Ryan Lynch ryan.b.lynch at
Fri Aug 28 21:51:09 UTC 2009

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 14:15, jack craig<jackc at> wrote:
> i guess i muffed this one?
> 1. i removed the skype.fc10
> 2. i extracted the tarball to /usr/share/skype  (note that i moved
> skype-* to /usr/share/skype/..)
> 3. i coped the skype script to /usr/bin and updated it to be, ...
> #!/bin/sh
> # Configure this with paths that suit you.  The default should work if you
> run ./skype from the current directory.
> #
> # Example:
> # LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/share/skype/Qt4.4:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./skype.bin
> #
> cd /usr/share/skype; LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/share/skype:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> ./skype.bin $*
> 4. i also copied /usr/share/skype/skype.bin to /usr/bin/.
> But! after launch, i put in my passwd and it comes back with, 'unable to
> access skype data files'.
> does my error jump out at you?

Hmm... You're using a different modification than what I meant.
Here's what I have in my '/usr/bin/skype' script:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/share/skype:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/bin/skype.bin $*

If I had to guess, I'd say that the LD_LIBRARY_PATH setting is where
'skype.bin' looks for its config file (which should be at
'/usr/share/skype/skype.conf', based on how we both did your
installations).  So I don't know that changing to my usage will work
for you--try it, see what happens.


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