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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Quote Originally Posted by A13kSAk3 View Post
    When I tried to install dependencies -->

    Code:
    zypper what-provides skype-2.0.0.72-2.x86_64.rpm
    Building repository 'openSUSE-11.1-Update' cache [done]
    Error building the cache:
    'repo2solv.sh' '-o' '/var/cache/zypp/solv/repo-update/solv' '/var/cache/zypp/raw/repo-update'
    error, the repository specifies extra information about package with checksum 'b742c488e35a93824474c8ae763f17d0566e8d95', which does not exist in the repository.
    
    Warning: Disabling repository 'openSUSE-11.1-Update' because of the above error.
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    No providers of 'skype-2.0.0.72-2.x86_64.rpm' found.
    You can not get it installed via zypper because it is not available in any repositories. Please follow the instructions given in the first post of this thread. (You have to use wget to download the debian version from the skype site and then convert it into rpm using alien).

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Quote Originally Posted by growbag View Post
    Why all the extra work? The provided suse rpm and the static version from the skype website work perfectly!

    You have to install 1 other package through yast or zypper (can't remember which one right now), but that's it.

    I've been using those for years, and my webcam works perfectly .
    You may be using the 32bit version available at the skype site. This is about 64bit version it seems. The converted RPM has the x86_64 tag.

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Quote Originally Posted by syampillai View Post
    You may be using the 32bit version available at the skype site. This is about 64bit version it seems. The converted RPM has the x86_64 tag.
    Yes I am using the 32bit version (on my 64bit 11.1 install), and because the so-called 64 bit version needs 32bit libs, then I guess it is really only the 32bit version designed to install on 64bit machines! There's a lot of packages like that.

    Hence I really can't see the point in going through all that trouble, maybe it just gives one a warm fuzzy feeling to see the 64 bit label .

    But the OP said that he was just happy to have it finally working, so I assumed that this thread wasn't really about running the "64 bit version", and more about just having Skype work.

    Luckily for me Skype works "out of the box" with my sound and also my webcam on my HP DV6000 laptop .

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Why not download the OpenSUSE RPM instead of converting the Ubuntu version?

    I install Skype by creating a rpm repository on my hard drive. Just a local directory one.

    - Open Yast
    - (Enter Root Password)
    - Software
    - Software Repositories
    - Add
    - Local Directory
    - Next
    - (Enter a name)
    - Browse for a folder
    - Tick the 'Plain RPM Directory' box
    - Next

    I then download the rpm to this folder. Yast will find Skype if I search and it will tell me if it needs any dependencies. I have it working with video and all on my 64 bit 11.1 install.

    I do the same for other loose rpm's I find rather than using occasional 1-click installs.
    "To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password."

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Quote Originally Posted by growbag View Post
    Yes I am using the 32bit version (on my 64bit 11.1 install), and because the so-called 64 bit version needs 32bit libs, then I guess it is really only the 32bit version designed to install on 64bit machines! There's a lot of packages like that.

    Hence I really can't see the point in going through all that trouble, maybe it just gives one a warm fuzzy feeling to see the 64 bit label .

    But the OP said that he was just happy to have it finally working, so I assumed that this thread wasn't really about running the "64 bit version", and more about just having Skype work.

    Luckily for me Skype works "out of the box" with my sound and also my webcam on my HP DV6000 laptop .
    Yea, it uses 32bit versions of libQt and thus, it may be 32bit only. I don't know if exists a mechanism to check whether the running program is 32bit or 64bit.

    The interesting thing is that the wget command is getting something directly from the skype site and that is tagged with amd64!
    Code:
    wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu-amd64
    There is nothing of that sort discussed anywhere I know of.

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter1979 View Post
    Why not download the OpenSUSE RPM instead of converting the Ubuntu version?

    I install Skype by creating a rpm repository on my hard drive. Just a local directory one.

    - Open Yast
    - (Enter Root Password)
    - Software
    - Software Repositories
    - Add
    - Local Directory
    - Next
    - (Enter a name)
    - Browse for a folder
    - Tick the 'Plain RPM Directory' box
    - Next

    I then download the rpm to this folder. Yast will find Skype if I search and it will tell me if it needs any dependencies. I have it working with video and all on my 64 bit 11.1 install.

    I do the same for other loose rpm's I find rather than using occasional 1-click installs.
    This is a good idea. This trick takes away the headace of dependency check. I used to just do the rpm command and manually resolve dependencies.

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Thanks guys, It worked. (idk why it did not the first time.) Very nice. Thanks all.
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    As stated before, the whole step with alien is not necessary, you can use the openSUSE-RPM.

    Yes, it says "i586" but the "amd64"-package for ubuntu is also _not_ a real 64-bit application.

    I extracted the binary and:

    Code:
    file skype
    skype: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.4.1, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped
    It is also unnecessary to create a "plain RPM"-repository, the easiest way is to download the openSUSE-RPM and run:

    Code:
    su
    
    password
    
    zypper in /path/where/you/downloaded/skype/skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586.rpm
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    The following NEW packages are going to be installed:
      libqt4-32bit libqt4-sql-32bit libqt4-sql-mysql-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit skype
    
    
    Overall download size: 22.2 M. After the operation, additional 42.0 M will be used.
    
    Continue? [YES/no]:
    Accept and you're done.

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Thanks for the info. In fact, I was not aware of the "file" command.

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Congratulations! I did exactly what you did. But when I start Skype with the termnal command "skype" I obtain:

    ALSA lib control.c:874: (snd_ctl_open_conf) Cannot open shared library
    /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_ctl_pulse.so

    I found
    /usr/lib64/alsa-lib/libasound_module_ctl_pulse.so

    Does someone know what I still need to do?
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