[CentOS] skypeforlinux lacks dependencies, won't update

Tue Nov 21 01:22:19 UTC 2017
Robert Nichols <rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net>

On 11/20/2017 07:13 PM, Mark LaPierre wrote:
> On 11/20/17 03:44, wwp wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:58:21 +1300 Peter <peter at pajamian.dhs.org> wrote:
>>> On 20/11/17 11:30, milos.blazevic wrote:
>>>> There's the unstable version that installs and works:
>>>> https://www.skype.com/en/insider/
>>> Thanks for pointing this out, it looks like they removed the newer
>>> GLIBCXX requirement that was added for 8.10, possibly due to popular demand?
>> Maybe. Unpacking the rpm works, anyway, I never encountered a single
>> binary issue since I use it like that (ordinary use, I probably don't
>> use that text encoding or whatever submodule which depends on a newer
>> libstdc++).
> Please explain "Unpacking the RPM".  How is one to do that when there
> are broken dependencies?

    rpm2cpio /path/to/whatever.rpm | cpio -idm

Probably best to do that in a temporary directory and see what you get.
See the cpio manpage for other options.

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