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> trying to instal Skype on AA1 running Linpus Linux Lite, Missing Dependency: qt-x11 >= 4.4 is needed by package skype
mikeatinto
post Mar 3 2012, 04:21 AM
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after installing package(s) skype - 2.2.0.35-fc10.i586 (fedora.i586.rpm), the retrieving software information script runs, then the resolving dependencies script runs, followed by an error message "Error resolving dependencies - unable to resolve dependencies for some packages selected for information", details of which - "Missing Dependency: qt-x11 >= 4.4 is needed by package skype". Anyone up there for helping with an idiot guide to how to resolve this, please?
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post Mar 3 2012, 07:01 AM
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linpus is based on Fedora but I do not know the differences and would not expect it to work. I would try the downloading and installing the static version. This one should include all the necessary stuff so dependencies should not be a problem.

I have not played with linpus in awhile so can not be much help in that area. You might be better off installing a main stream distribution if you are planning on installing much software.
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post Mar 3 2012, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE (michaelk @ Mar 3 2012, 07:01 AM) *
linpus is based on Fedora but I do not know the differences and would not expect it to work. I would try the downloading and installing the static version. This one should include all the necessary stuff so dependencies should not be a problem.

I have not played with linpus in awhile so can not be much help in that area. You might be better off installing a main stream distribution if you are planning on installing much software.


hi and thanks,
I took the Fedora suggestion from a website giving "ten tweaks for a new Acer Aspire One - "The AA1 is a great communications device, but Skype doesn't come pre-installed. Head over to the Skype website and download the VoIP app. You're looking for the Linux versions and, in particular, the release for Fedora 7, the Linux distribution on which the AA1's Linpus Linux is based." The Skype site currently offers for Fedora 13+ which is the download I took.
I have tried your suggestion of downloading a static version (don't know what that means though) - skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2, but I don't know the steps for installing that (to see if it will work), other than to open a terminal..... total nonk with Linux I'm afraid. I have considered installing a mainstream distribution but, other than wanting Skype on my AA1, I'm very happy with it, so any help with trying to instal the static version would be much appreciated.
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hi again, after extracting the static version skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2 to /mnt/home/Downloads/skype_static-2.2.0.35 I then opened a terminal and attempted an install;

cd /mnt/home/Downloads
[user@localhost Downloads]$ install skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2
install: missing destination file operand after `skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2'

so, am I getting warm and, if so, can you help with the missing destination bit please?

thanks
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post Mar 3 2012, 01:45 PM
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The file is in linux speak is known as a compressed tarball. Typically source files are distributed in this fashion. A source file is the actual high level code which probably requires some compiling. RPM or deb files are precompiled packages that are configured for that particular distribution/version and may not work for anything else.

Copy the file into an empty directory and uncompress via
tar jxvf skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2

You should see lots of files and hopefully some kind or readme file. Hopefully there should be some instructions on how to compile and install.
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QUOTE (michaelk @ Mar 3 2012, 01:45 PM) *
The file is in linux speak is known as a compressed tarball. Typically source files are distributed in this fashion. A source file is the actual high level code which probably requires some compiling. RPM or deb files are precompiled packages that are configured for that particular distribution/version and may not work for anything else.

Copy the file into an empty directory and uncompress via
tar jxvf skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2

You should see lots of files and hopefully some kind or readme file. Hopefully there should be some instructions on how to compile and install.



thanks again - sorry, but I don't understand this bit

Copy the file into an empty directory and uncompress via
tar jxvf skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2

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ok, please bear with me; I tried this (see below), something seems to have happened, but Skype still doesn't seem to be there (or is it)?

[user@localhost Documents]$ cd /mnt/home/Downloads
[user@localhost Downloads]$ tar jxvf skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2
skype_static-2.2.0.35/
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/skype_it.qm
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/skype_lv.ts
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/skype_zh_t.qm
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/skype_en.ts
etc., etc., but the forum won't let me post the whole thing, unfortunately.....

any ideas or suggestions?
thanks
Mike
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QUOTE (mikeatinto @ Mar 4 2012, 04:05 AM) *
ok, please bear with me; I tried this (see below), something seems to have happened, but Skype still doesn't seem to be there (or is it)?

[user@localhost Documents]$ cd /mnt/home/Downloads
[user@localhost Downloads]$ tar jxvf skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2
skype_static-2.2.0.35/
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/skype_it.qm
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/skype_lv.ts
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/skype_zh_t.qm
skype_static-2.2.0.35/lang/skype_en.ts
etc., etc., but the forum won't let me post the whole thing, unfortunately.....

any ideas or suggestions?
thanks
Mike


UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

thanks! for your help, I have now sorted it, Skype up and running (explained below for anyone who has same problem)

Follow the instructions here

reghardware

you can download the version of skype they are talking about (no longer available on the skype site) from here:

physweb

skype-2.0.0.72-fc5.i586.rpm

cheers!
Mike
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post Mar 4 2012, 05:33 AM
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Well done and thanks for posting the solution.

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QUOTE (michaelk @ Mar 4 2012, 05:33 AM) *
Well done and thanks for posting the solution.


thank you again,
by the way, the forum wouldn't allow me to post the full web address(es) but hopefully enough info is shown to help
Mike
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