[CentOS] Installing skype in CentOS 5
dag at centos.org
Fri Nov 9 02:47:10 UTC 2007
On Thu, 8 Nov 2007, Andrew Allen wrote:
> 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?
> > I had a hell of a time getting this to work. I ended up installing the
> > older version of skype (184.108.40.206).
> > 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?
How about using the Beta skype at:
The offer a package specially made for CentOS and you only require qt4. I
installed it without any problems. Haven't tested the video-stuff yet
-- dag wieers, dag at centos.org, http://dag.wieers.com/ --
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