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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, 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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post Mar 3 2012, 02:01 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.



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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