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Skype on Fedora 11 - 64 bit - x86_64

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Today I installed Fedora 11 64 bit on my computer home PC. Installed all required bells and whistles from RPMFusion (both free and non-free), and livna. Even the Flashplayer 10 for 64 bit linux (from labs.adobe.com) worked instantly. But skype created problem.
Skype.com provides only a 32 bit version of skype at the moment. So getting it working on 64 bit linux meant that I had to installed additional 32 bit applications and libraries. The latest version which I downloaded and installed from skype.com is "skype-2.1.0.47-fc10.i586.rpm" . The website says that it will work for Fedora 10+.

When I tried to run it, after installing it, I got the following error:

[kamran@kworkhorse ~]$ skype
bash: /usr/bin/skype: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
[kamran@kworkhorse ~]$


That meant that it is unable to find required 32 bit libraries. So after a lot of pain and some help from a couple of weblinks, i got the following software installed on my system , which satisfied all of skype's requirements.

Here are the yum commands for you:

yum -y install pulseaudio-libs.i586 pulseaudio-libs-devel.i586 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i586 libv4l.i586

yum -y install libXv.i586 libXv-devel.i586

yum -y install libXScrnSaver.i586 libXScrnSaver.x86_64 libXScrnSaver-devel.i586 libXScrnSaver-devel.x86_64

yum -y install dbus-qt.i586 dbus-qt-devel.i586

yum -y install qt.i586 qt-devel.i586


That's all. After that, I issued an "ldconfig" command and launched skype. Worked without a problem. Didn't get a chance to talk to anyone at this time of night though. So can't say anything about voice call. However, text chat worked with all the notifying sounds.

Happy skype-ing!

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