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    HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    Introduction

    Skype is only available as 32-bit application. Even when you use the Medibuntu repos it's only 32-bit. However the current Medibuntu build lacks a few 32-bit libraries as dependencies. This can be "easily" solved by manually adding the required libs.

    The Script

    Well, first the little script that makes it work:
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    mkdir /tmp/skype
    mkdir /tmp/skype/tmp
    cd /tmp/skype
    
    wget http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/ubuntu/pool/main/q/qt4-x11/libqtgui4_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
    wget http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/ubuntu/pool/main/q/qt4-x11/libqt4-network_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
    wget http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/ubuntu/pool/main/q/qt4-x11/libqtcore4_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
    wget http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/ubuntu/pool/main/q/qt4-x11/libqt4-xml_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
    wget http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/ubuntu/pool/main/q/qt4-x11/libqt4-dbus_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
    
    dpkg -x libqtgui4_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb /tmp/skype/tmp
    dpkg -x libqt4-network_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb /tmp/skype/tmp
    dpkg -x libqtcore4_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb /tmp/skype/tmp
    dpkg -x libqt4-xml_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb /tmp/skype/tmp
    dpkg -x libqt4-dbus_4.4.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb /tmp/skype/tmp
    
    cp -a /tmp/skype/tmp/usr/lib/* /usr/lib32/
    Step 1: Install Skype from Medibuntu

    First, install Skype from the Medibuntu repos. Go to the website here and follow the Repository Howto link: http://www.medibuntu.org/

    Once you have done that, get Skype by issuing:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install skype
    Step 2: Run my script

    Now open a text file (e.g. script.sh), paste the content of the script in there. Once done, run it by issuing:

    Code:
    sudo sh script.sh
    Step 3: Enjoy

    That's all that is required. Thx goes also to jdong for giving me a few pointers.

    Step 4: Pulseaudio

    If you continue having problems on getting this to run and you are running Ubuntu or Xubuntu (or any flavour with PulseAudio), you also need to do this here:

    Code:
    Another workaround that works for me:
    1. Create /etc/ld.so.conf.d/alsa32.conf with the following contents:
    /usr/lib32/alsa-lib
    
    2. Create /etc/ld.so.conf.d/alsa64.conf with the following contents:
    /usr/lib/alsa-lib
    
    3. sudo ldconfig
    
    4. Open /usr/share/alsa/pulse.conf in the editor and remove the "/usr/lib/alsa-lib/" prefix from the libasound_module_conf_pulse.so file.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...693/comments/6

    Thx goes to Slavik for pointing this out and to dmitry to actually post that solution on launchpad.
    Last edited by hyper_ch; October 1st, 2008 at 05:49 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    I followed your instructions exactly and it did not work for some reason. I had skype working on 8.04 but now that I upgraded it doesn't seem to want to work! Help Please!

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    Re: HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    it seems, that I had, with some other package, another library isntalled that's required...

    run this additionally and I'll update my code up there:

    Code:
    cd /tmp/skype
    wget http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/ubuntu/pool/main/q/qt4-x11/libqt4-dbus_4.4.1-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
    dpkg -x libqt4-dbus_4.4.1-0ubuntu2_i386.deb /tmp/skype/tmp
    sudo cp -a /tmp/skype/tmp/usr/lib/* /usr/lib32/

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    Re: HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    I am now getting 404 errors when I try to run your script. I have to switch to windows to run skype! Let me know if I can help in any way.

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    Re: HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    plz post the output

    did you reboot the system meanwhile?

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    Re: HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    I followed the instructions and got the following output from each file i tried to download.

    --2008-09-25 07:59:35-- http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/u...untu2_i386.deb
    Resolving mirror.switch.ch... 130.59.10.36
    Connecting to mirror.switch.ch|130.59.10.36|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
    2008-09-25 07:59:37 ERROR 404: Not Found.

    Tried again with versions 4_4.4.2-0 and it works. Seems that those libraries have been updated in the last couple of days.
    Last edited by benjym; September 24th, 2008 at 11:09 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    ah, today's updates changed the version of all those files...

    --> http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/u...ain/q/qt4-x11/

    Run the new altered script now.

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    Re: HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    the latest script works to install skype, and it loads. when i try to login, however, i get the following errors:

    ALSA lib ../../src/conf.c:2700snd_config_hooks_call) Cannot open shared library /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_conf_pulse.so
    ALSA lib ../../../src/control/control.c:909snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL hw:0
    Aborted (core dumped)

    any ideas?

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    Re: HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    There we go! now it is working, but whenever I try to make a call it just closes.
    Last edited by iamjfarrell; September 25th, 2008 at 06:18 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Run Medibuntu Skype on Intrepid Ibex 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by benjym View Post
    the latest script works to install skype, and it loads. when i try to login, however, i get the following errors:

    ALSA lib ../../src/conf.c:2700snd_config_hooks_call) Cannot open shared library /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_conf_pulse.so
    ALSA lib ../../../src/control/control.c:909snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL hw:0
    Aborted (core dumped)

    any ideas?
    a problem with pulseaudio... using Kubuntu I don't run it.


    Quote Originally Posted by iamjfarrell View Post
    There we go! now it is working, but whenever I try to make a call it just closes.
    run skype from the command line and then you'll get some output of what's going on.

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