Installing Skype on openSUSE 11.2 – 64 bit 25


Skype is provided pre-packaged for openSUSE for 32 bit systems. However the RPM can be used without difficulty also on 64 bit systems, since openSUSE transparently manages bi-architecture packages. Unfortunately the 32 bit RPM does not install all the dependencies it needs to work correctly, and you have to fix them by hand as follows:

  • Install the skype rpm by typing in a root terminal: rpm -Uvh skype-2.1.0.47-suse.i586.rpm
  • Open YaST software installer
  • Search and select the following packages
    • xorg-x11-libXv-32bit
    • libqt4-32bit
    • libqt4-x11-32bit
  • Accept the additional dependencies proposed by the installer and proceed with the installation

At this point, you should be able to run skype without any difficulty.

Enjoy :mrgreen:


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