[CentOS] installing working skype possible???

ken gebser at mousecar.com
Sun Oct 18 23:05:17 UTC 2009

On 10/18/2009 09:11 AM Lucian @ lastdot.org wrote:
> 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.
>> --
>> War is a failure of the imagination.
>>        --William Blake
> This one should work just fine:
> http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-static

And it did!  Thanks much.

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