Thursday, October 25, 2007

installing skype on 64 bit fedora core 6

The skype download from http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/ assumes that Fedora is 32bit.

For a 64 bit install and if you do not want to download the standalone version and move files to the various directories (which I think is too complex and difficult to maintain), you can download the required 32 bit rpm from the following site. http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/extras/6/i386/

nas-1.9-1.fc6.i386.rpm
libsigc++20-2.0.17-2.i386.rpm
qt4-4.3.2-1.fc6.i386.rpm
qt4-x11-4.3.2-1.fc6.i386.rpm

Simply in similar order (nas is a pre-requisite for qt4-x11)

rpm -ivh nas-1.9-1.fc6.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh libsigc++20-2.0.17-2.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh qt4-4.3.2-1.fc6.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh qt4-x11-4.3.2-1.fc6.i386.rpm

After you have done this, rpm -ivh the Skype RPM downloaded from the skype site. I used -nodeps initially, but with the required RPMs, you should not have to do this.

1 comment:

Tony said...

do you think this method would work on fedora 10 64 bit?

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