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#1 2012-07-09 16:30:30

KleinerMann
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From: Italy
Registered: 2011-03-12
Posts: 7

[Solved] Skype Won't Start

Hi, I use [testing], [community-testing] and [multilib-testing] repo...

After glibc update (yesterday), i'm no longer able to run skype:

/home/umby>> skype
zsh: command not found: skype
/home/umby>>/usr/bin/skype
[root@umberto umby]# pacman -Ql skype | grep bin
skype /usr/bin/
skype /usr/bin/skype
[root@umberto umby]#

Trying the full path

/home/umby>> /usr/bin/skype
zsh: file o directory non esistente: /usr/bin/skype
/home/umby>> 

The package is updated:

[root@umberto umby]# pacman -Qi skype
Nome           : skype
Versione       : 4.0.0.7-1
URL            : http://www.skype.com/
Licenze        : custom
Gruppi         : Nessuno
Fornisce       : bin32-skype=4.0.0.7
Dipende da     : xdg-utils  hicolor-icon-theme  lib32-qt  lib32-alsa-lib  lib32-libxss  lib32-libxv  lib32-libxcursor
Dip. opzionali : lib32-v4l-utils: webcam support
                 lib32-libcanberra: XDG sound support
                 lib32-libpulse: PulseAudio support
Richiesto da   : Nessuno
Conflitti con  : skype-staticqt  bin32-skype  bin32-skype-staticqt
Sostituisce    : bin32-skype
Kb richiesti   : 34996,00 KiB
Autore         : Florian Pritz <bluewind@xinu.at>
Architettura   : x86_64
Creato il      : gio 14 giu 2012 17:58:18 CEST
Installato il  : lun 09 lug 2012 16:34:23 CEST
Motivo         : Installato esplicitamente
Script install : Sì
Descrizione    : P2P software for high-quality voice communication

[root@umberto umby]# 

had anyone same problem? big_smile big_smile


EDIT: I found this... i'm not the only one big_smile

Last edited by KleinerMann (2012-07-14 09:42:12)

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#2 2012-07-09 18:26:01

jveloc
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From: France
Registered: 2012-07-09
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Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

Same here. It actually happened already once in the last months after updating, then got fixed updating again later on.

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#3 2012-07-10 09:42:04

yneveu
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Registered: 2012-07-10
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Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

Using glic from multilib and not multilib-testing resolved problem for me:

sudo pacman -S multilib/lib32-glibc

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#4 2012-07-10 11:39:07

KleinerMann
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From: Italy
Registered: 2011-03-12
Posts: 7

Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

Yes. I tried to downgrade lib32-glibc (2.16.0-2 -> 2.16.0-1) and skype seems work fine. Is this a bug? big_smile

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#5 2012-07-10 19:10:11

leniviy
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Registered: 2009-05-23
Posts: 148

Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

yneveu wrote:

Using glic from multilib and not multilib-testing resolved problem for me:

sudo pacman -S multilib/lib32-glibc

I had this problem with multilib/lib32-glibc 2.16.0-1 . Although the symlink was in the package file

lib/ld-linux.so.2 -> ../usr/lib32/ld-linux.so.2

pacman refused to create it.


Arch 64, xfce4

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#6 2012-07-14 09:41:50

KleinerMann
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From: Italy
Registered: 2011-03-12
Posts: 7

Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

hi all.

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/30668

The problem here is that glibc package, was not upgraded correctly.... resolving this, skype backs to work fine.. on my system the solution was

rm -r /lib
ln -sf /lib /usr/lib

from a Live CD

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#7 2012-07-14 10:22:22

leniviy
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Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

umby213 wrote:

from a Live CD

Apparently, people don't like hard, but interesting way.


Arch 64, xfce4

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#8 2012-07-14 10:27:16

leniviy
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Posts: 148

Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

umby213 wrote:
rm -r /lib
ln -sf /lib /usr/lib

This will leave your system with dead link: /usr/lib/lib -> /lib


Arch 64, xfce4

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#9 2012-07-14 10:38:07

Allan
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From: Brisbane, AU
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Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

  ln -s usr/lib /lib

Note no leading slash in usr/lib...

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#10 2012-07-14 10:43:31

KleinerMann
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From: Italy
Registered: 2011-03-12
Posts: 7

Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

oh sorry... yes.. i'm comfusing -,-''

ln -s usr/lib /lib

and NOT

ln -s /lib /usr/lib

big_smile

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#11 2012-07-16 17:16:09

source
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From: Novi Sad, Serbia
Registered: 2012-07-16
Posts: 14

Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

hi guys, i installed arch about 2 weeks ago, and today i update it with pacman -Syu --ignore glibc, and skype wont' start. i tried solutions which you posts, but still same problem.
have you any other solution. thx

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#12 2012-07-18 20:24:47

PhotonX
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From: Munich
Registered: 2008-08-10
Posts: 429

Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

In my case following helped:

cd /var/cache/pacman/pkg/
pacman -U lib32-glibc-2.16.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

since lib32-glibc-2.16.0-2 made problems with Skype. But this is not a good solution of course since eventually you'll have to update.


Desktop: http://www.sysprofile.de/id15562, Arch Linux    |    Notebook: Thinkpad X200 Tablet, Manjaro

The very worst thing you can do with free software is to download it, see that it doesn't work for some reason, leave it, and tell your friends that it doesn't work.  -  Tuomas Lukka

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#13 2012-07-29 15:13:39

dumi_peti
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Registered: 2011-10-05
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Re: [Solved] Skype Won't Start

Hello guys! After i did that you wrote here my computer doesn't wan to start it says "panic" when "switch to root: /sbin/init". Can you suggest something to solve this problem?

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