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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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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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post Mar 4 2012, 04:05 AM
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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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post Mar 4 2012, 04:50 AM
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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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