[CentOS] Installing skype in CentOS 5
andy.allen at virgin.net
Thu Nov 8 21:02:15 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 13:06 -0800, James A. Peltier wrote:
> Andrew Allen wrote:
> > Having just upgraded my system from CentOS 4.4 to 5.0, I'm a bit
> > disappointed that I still can't install skype from the skype repo using
> > yum - when I try yum install skype, I end up with:
> > libsigc++20-2.0.17-1.el5. 100% |=========================| 217 kB
> > 00:13
> > ---> Package libsigc++20.i386 0:2.0.17-1.el5.rf set to be updated
> > --> Running transaction check
> > --> Processing Dependency: qt4-x11 >= 4.2 for package: skype
> > --> Finished Dependency Resolution
> > Error: Missing Dependency: qt4-x11 >= 4.2 is needed by package skype
> > Any ideas please as to how this can be overcome so that I can install
> > and run this very useful utility?
> > Andy
> I had a hell of a time getting this to work. I ended up installing the
> older version of skype (126.96.36.199).
> As far as usefulness goes, you may want to look at alternatives such as
> Ekiga, which are free, cross platform and use open standards. It's far
> less useful when it has had the video guts ripped out of it (which the
> GNU/Linux client does not support video).
> Ekiga is in CentOS 5 base.
Actually Ekiga is already installed in my CentOS 5 system - one question
though - can I communicate with skype users via Ekiga?
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