How to install Skype - CentOS 7 Desktop

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How to install Skype - CentOS 7 Desktop

Post by Votan » 2014/07/11 10:21:56

Hello all

Have anyone ever run Skype on CentOS 7.
I tried to install different version of skype 4.3, 4.2 and receive same error:

skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtWebKit.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I already have installed qtwebkit-2.3.3-3.el7.x86_64, but skype works with i686 version.
In CentOS 6.5 i have similar issue and just installed i686 version of lib, but CentOS 7 doesn't support x86.
Is there a workaround or any possibility to install Skype on CentOS 7 ?

Thanks in advance

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Re: How to install Skype - CentOS 7 Desktop

Post by TrevorH » 2014/07/11 11:50:05

You need the 32 bit versions of all the libraries and not all of those are available from CentOS base repos. I believe nux was doing some work on getting skype to work so the necessary 32 bit packages may be available in his nux-dextop repo for EL7.
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Re: How to install Skype - CentOS 7 Desktop

Post by Votan » 2014/07/11 12:02:05

TrevorH wrote:You need the 32 bit versions of all the libraries and not all of those are available from CentOS base repos. I believe nux was doing some work on getting skype to work so the necessary 32 bit packages may be available in his nux-dextop repo for EL7.
Yes, i see but there is no 32 bit support in CentOS 7. I couldn't find 32 bit repo for EL7.

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Re: How to install Skype - CentOS 7 Desktop

Post by TrevorH » 2014/07/11 12:03:43

There is 32 bit support in CentOS 7 but some of the packages that Skype needs are not available. If you do what I said and look up nux-dextop then you will find that he has made the 32 bit libraries that skype requires available in his el7 repo.
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Re: How to install Skype - CentOS 7 Desktop

Post by nbritton » 2014/07/11 18:52:36

Yes it is possible. We just answered this question here too: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=47070

Basically, you need a copy of the i686 version of the qtwebkit. i.g. http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el ... 7.i686.rpm

The following commands will get Skype installed:

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rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch.rpm;
yum localinstall http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.3.0.37-fedora.i586.rpm;

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Re: How to install Skype - CentOS 7 Desktop

Post by Votan » 2014/07/17 07:58:31

nbritton wrote:Yes it is possible. We just answered this question here too: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=47070

Basically, you need a copy of the i686 version of the qtwebkit. i.g. http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el ... 7.i686.rpm

The following commands will get Skype installed:

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rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch.rpm;
yum localinstall http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.3.0.37-fedora.i586.rpm;

Thanks a lot. It's work now. Next step is to install pidgin.

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Re: How to install Skype - CentOS 7 Desktop

Post by TrevorH » 2014/07/17 15:16:32

I believe pidgin is also in nux-dextop
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