skypetab-ng on 64 bit system

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skypetab-ng on 64 bit system

by SyBorg » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:55

Hello all

I am trying to set up skypetab-ng ( and I need some help

First I cloned the github repo, then compiled as per instructions:
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First you need environment that's able to compile 32-bit code. You also need libX11 and Qt and headers for them.

Run qmake -spec linux-g++-32 && make

Then you will be able to start SkypeTab using LD_PRELOAD=`pwd`/ skype

Note, LD_PRELOAD requires full path to the library

The linker was giving me errors I think because of incompatible libs (needs 32bit libs) so I installed
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equo install emul-linux-x86-qtlibs

and, after some googling, I changed the supplied .pro file to add this line:
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QMAKE_LFLAGS_SHLIB = -L/usr/lib32 -L/usr/lib32/qt4

compilation works, but when I try to start the program I get errors:
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[email protected] ~/Pubblici/git/skypetab-ng $ LD_PRELOAD=/home/stefano/Pubblici/git/skypetab-ng/ skype
ERROR: object '/home/stefano/Pubblici/git/skypetab-ng/' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

so I suppose something is wrong with the setup

Can anyone help?

Thank you (I can live without this gimmick, but I'd like to try and understand what's going on :eye: )
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Re: skypetab-ng on 64 bit system

by Fitzcarraldo » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:38

There is an ebuild net-im/skypetab/skypetab-0.2.1.ebuild in the grusha overlay and another ebuild net-im/skypetab/skypetab-9999.ebuild in the rion overlay. Why don't you try installing SkypeTab via Portage instead?

EDIT (Dec. 27, 2011): I haven't tried it, but the grusha overaly ebuild looks to me like it wouldn't work with 64-bit Linux (notice the "~zmd64" in the ebuild). However the ebuild in the rion overlay does build in 64-bit Gentoo/Sabayon Linux.
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