[CentOS] Microsoft Teams on CentOS 7. Does the latest version work?

Fri Jul 16 12:04:53 UTC 2021
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

On 16.07.21 13:28, Simon Matter wrote:
>> On 16.07.21 12:39, Simon Matter wrote:
>>>> On 16/07/21 10:19 pm, Simon Matter wrote:
>>>>>> I think you missed from a different post where the package was
>>>>>> created
>>>>>> by a different 3rd-party, not google.  So how else would you expect
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> 3rd-party package to satisfy the dependency?
>>>>> I didn't say the chrome packages came from google. But, the TO has
>>>>> some
>>>>> chrome RPM installed which "provides" the libstdc++ version required
>>>>> by
>>>>> teams, but doesn't really provide this libstdc++ version to the whole
>>>>> system. That's why the RPM is broken, it claims to provide a libstdc++
>>>>> version which it doesn't really provide.
>>>> And I ask again, how else would you expect the package to satisfy the
>>>> dependency in chrome for the newer libstdc++?  The package was
>>>> explicitly created to allow chrome to run on an older system that
>>>> doesn't have the newer libstdc++, by rights it should work with other
>>>> programs that need a newer libstdc++ as well provided that they set
>>>> LD_LIBRARY_PATH appropriately.  So it does, in fact, provide the stated
>>>> dependency for the entire system, you just have to tell programs that
>>>> need it where to find it.
>>> And that's where it breaks the rules! It "provides" something that it
>>> doesn't really provide. That's NOT allowed with RPM because it breaks
>>> other applications. It breaks the whole meaning of dependency tracking
>>> of
>>> the RPM system. That's why the mentioned chrome package has to be
>>> considered broken.
>> $ LANG=C rpm -qp --provides
>> https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
>> warning:
>> https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm:
>> Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 7fac5991: NOKEY
>> google-chrome = 91.0.4472.164
>> google-chrome-stable = 91.0.4472.164-1
>> google-chrome-stable(x86-64) = 91.0.4472.164-1
>> $
> Hi Leon,
> The problem package is not from google but seems to be
> 'chrome-deps-stable' from wherever it comes.
> That's why teams fails here, Microsoft is NOT the culprit in this case :-)

Well, I see a lot of such customer/user behavior: "Doing _everything_
just to get to the goal". For example installing things that just do
not fit and then wondering about the implications. Imagine a bakery
that uses blue wall colour instead blueberrys. Just to get the cup cakes
with a blue touch.

Actually it is a naturally approach to getting things to work. So,
not sure whom to blame. For the OP: as someone has already suggested, 
flatpaks do provide a coherent environment to execute proprietary 
software. Not sure how mature flatpak is under C7 but teams works
here under C8/flatpak well. Alternatively a teams session do also
work with the chromium browser directly.


BTW: @OP Maybe its time to clean up your repository setup and the above
mentioned obscure package ...