RE: can't install skype 4.1 in debian testing ; lost the working 4.0
On Mon, November 19, 2012 11:28, Mark Allums wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Nov 2012 03:06:46 -0600
>> "Mark Allums" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > > Hello,
>> > >
>> > > Is there anyone having luck with skype 4.1 in debian ?
>> > > I have tried to install it and get the following dependency issue
>> > > also lost my working skype 4.0
I also had to revert to an older version, more on that below.
> Many, if not all, of the above dependencies will need to be i386 versions,
> including libc6. You may need to download and install most of them
> individually using dpkg (or perhaps gdebi),
gdebi will take care of the dependencies for you.
>> > >
>> > > dpkg: error processing skype (--install):
>> > > dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
>> > > Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
>> > > Errors were encountered while processing:
>> > > skype
>> > >
>> > > ````````````````````
>> > >
>> > > Any link to download the 4.0 version ?
>> > If you are running 64-bit, you will need to install some 32-bit
>> > The issue many people are having with Skype on Debian is the multiarch
>> > transition. I think Skype/Microsoft has made changes with 4.1 that
>> > some multiarch issues while creating others. If this is the case ,
>> > not want to install properly, either.
>> I already have the required 32 bit libraries ( apt-get install
> lib32asound2 ia32-libs
>> and never faced any issue with 4.0
4.0 was not multi-arch aware, whereas 4.1 is. This means you no longer
need those ia32-libs installed for skype. Earlier I had 4.0 running using
multi-arch (the 32-bit version), so I didn't need them either way.
>> > Are you running Squeeze, Wheezy, or sid?
>> Wheezy 64 bit
>> > Try this:
>> > #dpkg --add-architectecture i386
>> > #apt-get update
>> > Then try installing 4.1 package again. As I said, you may need to add
>> > 32-bit libraries.
>> Yes, tried that too, but the same dependency problem.
>> Do you know any fix ?
> The only fix I know short of installing 32-bit Wheezy in a chroot or
> machine is to satisfy all of the dependencies, which will all need to be
> i386 versions. Don't worry; both the i386 and amd64 versions can be
> installed side-by-side.
The issue I had (running 64 bit wheezy) is that one of the qt4 libraries
is no installable as multi-arch i386, that library is not required in the
older skype version, hence why I had to revert.
The library conflicts with the debian.readme file of its AMD64 counterpart
if I recall correctly.
I'll file a bug report this evening, if no one beats me to it.
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