[CentOS] Installing Skype in CentOS (4.4)

Andrew Allen andy.allen at virgin.net
Mon Oct 22 18:59:51 UTC 2007

> > Actually, I've just tried that and the launcher's now on my desktop - but how do I launch skype? When I (right) click on it nothing happens or try to launch from the command line, I get these errors:
> > 
> > skype: error while loading shared libraries: libsigc-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> Are you sure you did not get the Dynamic instead of the Static version
> of skype ... or maybe somehow get the version out of your RPM.
Yes, I got the static version skype_static- - sorry,
not quite sure what you mean by 'get the version out of your RPM'?


> =======================================
> qt is this:
> Summary     : The shared library for the Qt GUI toolkit.
> Description :
> Qt is a GUI software toolkit which simplifies the task of writing and
> maintaining GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications
> for the X Window System.
> Qt is written in C++ and is fully object-oriented.
> =======================================
> Basically ... all of KDE and many other applications are built using QT
> ... and they would all need to be rebuilt if you upgraded QT.  Only a
> couple high visibility packages (like kernel, python, gcc and glibc) are
> more important to the operation of your workstation than QT.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
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