Skype instllation - Mandriva

This is a discussion on Skype instllation - Mandriva ; On Mandriva 2007 Spring x86_64. I cannot get skype: skype-1.4.0.74-static.tar.bz2 to run. I have downloaded it into /home/egh/Download, done a "tar -jxvf skype-1.4.0.74-static.tar.bz2", which created a folder: "skype_static-1.4.0.74", with the skype icon, clicked on it and nothing. Copied it to ...

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  1. Skype instllation

    On Mandriva 2007 Spring x86_64.

    I cannot get skype:

    skype-1.4.0.74-static.tar.bz2

    to run.

    I have downloaded it into /home/egh/Download, done a
    "tar -jxvf skype-1.4.0.74-static.tar.bz2",
    which created a folder: "skype_static-1.4.0.74", with the skype icon,
    clicked on it and nothing. Copied it to /usr/bin and made no difference.

    Any suggestions?

    This happened after the re-install as it was working fine before.

    Any suggestions will will appreciated

    TIA
    --
    Rgds.
    Edward
    Registered Linux User No. 224802

  2. Re: Skype instllation

    On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 08:32:33 +1000, egh wrote:
    > On Mandriva 2007 Spring x86_64.
    >
    > I cannot get skype skype-1.4.0.74-static.tar.bz2 to run.
    >
    > I have downloaded it into /home/egh/Download, done a




    Guessing you should have made a link for the bin instead of a copy
    and you might need a link for sounds. Looking in my admin diary I have

    #************************************************* ******************
    #*
    #* skype-1.4.0.74_install.txt
    #*
    #*
    #* download from http://skype.com
    #*
    #* Note: Assumes /local/opt is the install directory
    #* and skype is executed from /usr/local/bin
    #*
    #*
    #************************************************* ******************

    cd /local/opt
    tar -xjf /accounts/downloads/skype-1.4.0.74-static.tar.bz2
    ln -s /local/opt/skype_static-1.4.0.74/sounds /usr/share/skype/sounds
    ln -s /local/opt/skype_static-1.4.0.74/skype /usr/local/bin

    #*************** end skype-1.4.0.74_install.txt *******************

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