[CentOS] installing working skype possible???

Lucian @ lastdot.org lucian at lastdot.org
Sun Oct 18 13:11:39 UTC 2009

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 1:55 PM, ken <gebser at mousecar.com> wrote:
> I easily installed and used skype on my previous linux distro on this
> same machine, but am having problems getting it to work on my relatively
> new centos 5.3.
> I downloaded three versions of skype from their website: the two fedora
> rpms wouldn't install, their error messages complaining that it needed
> another package, a package which was already installed.  (I figured it
> had to be looking for that package in the wrong place... something I
> couldn't do anything about.)
> So I downloaded the suse 10+ rpm and it installed just fine.  But when I
> ran it (/usr/bin/skype), it errored out also, saying
> "/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found (required by
> /usr/bin/skype)".  So I used yum to search for any glibc which remotely
> corresponded to that glibc and got nothing.
> So is anybody running skype on 5.3?  If so, how did you install it and
> get it to work?
> Thanks for the good tips.
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This one should work just fine:


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