[CentOS] Installing Skype in CentOS (4.4)

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Oct 23 12:18:11 UTC 2007

Andrew Allen wrote:
>>> 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.
> Johnny,
> Yes, I got the static version skype_static- - sorry,
> not quite sure what you mean by 'get the version out of your RPM'?

The reason I ask is that the "Static" version should NOT be trying to
use a Shared library at all .... I am using skype and I do not have
libsigc-2.0.so.0 installed ... somehow you have a dynamically linked
skype binary on your system, not the static one.

>> =======================================
>> 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.

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