Skype

Marko Vojinovic vvmarko at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 04:58:17 UTC 2011


On Monday 14 November 2011 22:51:34 Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> On 11/14/2011 10:45 PM, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> > On Monday 14 November 2011 20:40:34 Mike Dwiggins wrote:
> >> On 11/14/2011 8:33 PM, Mike Dwiggins wrote:
> >>> On 11/14/2011 8:28 PM, Ed Greshko wrote:
> >>>> On 11/15/2011 11:13 AM, Mike Dwiggins wrote:
> >>>>> Anyone know where the config files for Skype are located?
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> I have it installed on F14 _64 and it will not start up so I am
> >>>>> guessing it is a configuration problem but, I cannot find the
> >>>>> config files.>>
> >>>> 
> >>>> In an older install....  The files are in ~/.Skype
> >>>> 
> >>>> FWIW, have you tried to start skype from a command line?  This
> >>>> often
> >>>> reveals more information.
> >>> 
> >>> The only listing for Skype I can find is the .rpm used to install.
> >>> Trying to start caused a error that libQtGui.so.4 does not exist. 
> >>> So I
> >>> will go try to get that.
> >> 
> >> Follow up I did a yum info for libQtGui.so.4 and got a no info found.
> >> 
> >>   Any clues?
> > 
> > It's a library, not a package. You can find which package contains that
> > library by
> > 
> >   yum whatprovides */libQtGui.so.4
> > 
> > although it's not important. You can simply
> > 
> >   yum install libQtGui.so.4
> > 
> > and yum will figure out which package to install. After that Skype will
> > complain about a couple more of such libraries, so rinse&repeat until
> > you
> > satisfy all its dependencies. After that it will work.
> > 
> > Also, local skype files are (still) in ~/.Skype, but that's not the
> > problem. ;-)
> > 
> > HTH, :-)
> > Marko
> 
> Are you sure that would work? Because the OP is running a 64 bit
> system, wouldn't it try to install the 64 bit version of the library?
> 
> Mikkel

Yes, I am sure --- I'm also running 64bit install, and it worked for me. :-) 
Don't ask me how and why, but yum figured out that it has to install .i686 
packages completely on its own. I was also surprised by that, but didn't 
bother to investigate further. Maybe these libraries don't exist (with those 
names) for 64bit install, or something... ;-)

Best, :-)
Marko





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