Getting Skype running on Fedora 16

Written by James McDonald

November 10, 2011

Download and install the latest skype rpm ( I installed Skype (Beta) Version 2.2.0.35)

Try it and you get missing libs… libQtDbus and libQtgui and all sorts of missing libs

So run ldd /usr/bin/skype to track down what’s missing then go and install the packages


# I'm not sure which packages exactly got my box working but these I installed
yum install libstdc++.i686
yum install dbus-qt3.i686 # nothing happened
yum install dbus-qt3.x86_64
yum install qt-x11.i686 # this worked.

# this is what was missing before I installed the above
[me@mybox ~]$ ldd /usr/bin/skype 
	linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0x007e9000)
	libasound.so.2 => /lib/libasound.so.2 (0x00970000)
	libXv.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXv.so.1 (0x00904000)
	libXss.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXss.so.1 (0x00db3000)
	librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0x4bcbf000)
	libQtDBus.so.4 => not found
	libQtGui.so.4 => not found
	libQtNetwork.so.4 => not found
	libQtCore.so.4 => not found
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x4bb16000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00c03000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x4bccb000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x4bf59000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x4b969000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x4bb33000)
	libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x4bd64000)
	libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x00360000)
	/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x4b944000)
	libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1 (0x4bf78000)
	libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0x4bf54000)

# this is a successful ldd everything is found
[me@mybox ~]$ ldd /usr/bin/skype 
	linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0x003e7000)
	libasound.so.2 => /lib/libasound.so.2 (0x006a5000)
	libXv.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXv.so.1 (0x00cff000)
	libXss.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXss.so.1 (0x0018b000)
	librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0x4bcbf000)
	libQtDBus.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4 (0x00410000)
	libQtGui.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4 (0x00d04000)
	libQtNetwork.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtNetwork.so.4 (0x0094f000)
	libQtCore.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4 (0x4313f000)
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x4bb16000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0x0018e000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x4bccb000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x4bf59000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x4b969000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x4bb33000)
	libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x4bd64000)
	libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x00110000)
	/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x4b944000)
	libQtXml.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtXml.so.4 (0x00121000)
	libdbus-1.so.3 => /lib/libdbus-1.so.3 (0x00595000)
	libgthread-2.0.so.0 => /lib/libgthread-2.0.so.0 (0x4bb3a000)
	libglib-2.0.so.0 => /lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0x4bb42000)
	libpng12.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 (0x00279000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0x00162000)
	libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0x4bf98000)
	libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0x4bc6f000)
	libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x00366000)
	libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x00626000)
	libXi.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXi.so.6 (0x00178000)
	libXrender.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1 (0x4bf12000)
	libXrandr.so.2 => /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2 (0x008e4000)
	libXfixes.so.3 => /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3 (0x002a3000)
	libXcursor.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1 (0x002a8000)
	libXinerama.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1 (0x00188000)
	libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0x4bf1e000)
	libssl.so.10 => /usr/lib/libssl.so.10 (0x002b8000)
	libcrypto.so.10 => /lib/libcrypto.so.10 (0x00a91000)
	libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1 (0x4bf78000)
	libffi.so.5 => /usr/lib/libffi.so.5 (0x4bc66000)
	libuuid.so.1 => /lib/libuuid.so.1 (0x00c5a000)
	libexpat.so.1 => /lib/libexpat.so.1 (0x4bcff000)
	libgssapi_krb5.so.2 => /lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.2 (0x0030e000)
	libkrb5.so.3 => /lib/libkrb5.so.3 (0x0048d000)
	libcom_err.so.2 => /lib/libcom_err.so.2 (0x002b2000)
	libk5crypto.so.3 => /lib/libk5crypto.so.3 (0x0036e000)
	libresolv.so.2 => /lib/libresolv.so.2 (0x00399000)
	libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0x4bf54000)
	libkrb5support.so.0 => /lib/libkrb5support.so.0 (0x0034f000)
	libkeyutils.so.1 => /lib/libkeyutils.so.1 (0x0035a000)
	libselinux.so.1 => /lib/libselinux.so.1 (0x003b4000)
.0 (0x4bb42000)
	libpng12.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 (0x00279000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0x00162000)
	libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0x4bf98000)
	libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0x4bc6f000)
	libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x00366000)
	libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x00626000)
	libXi.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXi.so.6 (0x00178000)
	libXrender.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1 (0x4bf12000)
	libXrandr.so.2 => /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2 (0x008e4000)
	libXfixes.so.3 => /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3 (0x002a3000)
	libXcursor.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1 (0x002a8000)
	libXinerama.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1 (0x00188000)
	libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0x4bf1e000)
	libssl.so.10 => /usr/lib/libssl.so.10 (0x002b8000)
	libcrypto.so.10 => /lib/libcrypto.so.10 (0x00a91000)
	libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1 (0x4bf78000)
	libffi.so.5 => /usr/lib/libffi.so.5 (0x4bc66000)
	libuuid.so.1 => /lib/libuuid.so.1 (0x00c5a000)
	libexpat.so.1 => /lib/libexpat.so.1 (0x4bcff000)
	libgssapi_krb5.so.2 => /lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.2 (0x0030e000)
	libkrb5.so.3 => /lib/libkrb5.so.3 (0x0048d000)
	libcom_err.so.2 => /lib/libcom_err.so.2 (0x002b2000)
	libk5crypto.so.3 => /lib/libk5crypto.so.3 (0x0036e000)
	libresolv.so.2 => /lib/libresolv.so.2 (0x00399000)
	libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0x4bf54000)
	libkrb5support.so.0 => /lib/libkrb5support.so.0 (0x0034f000)
	libkeyutils.so.1 => /lib/libkeyutils.so.1 (0x0035a000)
	libselinux.so.1 => /lib/libselinux.so.1 (0x003b4000)

4 Comments

  1. Brett Smith

    This fixed me up. Thanks so much.

    Reply
  2. Brett Smith

    This fixed me right up. Works great. Thanks for posting it.

    Reply
  3. Victor Ros

    Muchas gracias! It works!

    Reply
  4. James

    Got me going on Fedora 16 x86_64

    Reply

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