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Skype problem

Post by Acetilene » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:52 am

Hi guys! I have tried to install Skype from ports. The build process is finished without any problem, but when I try to start the program nothing happens... In terminal I can see this error:

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[damiano@ghost /usr/home/damiano]$ skype
/usr/local/share/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: libfreetype.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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Re: Skype problem

Post by ericbsd » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:31 pm

how did you install your ports on FreeBSD? Did you use the tar file or portsnap?

It look like your missing freetype. Try in terminal:

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pkg_info | grep freetype
I don't now which one you need to install, but try those in order.
print/freetype2
print/freetype

if the ports is install

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make deinstall clean && make reinstall clean
Tips for you to save time instead of doing make install clean do a make config-recursive install clean it will bring all configuration window first after it will compile.

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Re: Skype problem

Post by Acetilene » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:23 pm

I have upgraded freetype2 and installed freetype, but nothing is changed... This is very strange! I have always installed ports with portsnap and on ghostbsd 3.0 with LXDE I didn't found any problem with skype... (now I' m working on the Gnome 2 edition)

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Re: Skype problem

Post by ericbsd » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:24 pm

You might try to install the default release ports. http://wiki.ghostbsd.org/index.php?titl ... ase_Method

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Re: Skype problem

Post by Acetilene » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:30 pm

I don't understand...

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portsnap fetch && portsnap extract
isn't the default way to get ports?

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Re: Skype problem

Post by ericbsd » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:37 pm

Yes its the default way to get ports, but you get the latest ports revision. By using the updated ports you will get some conflict if the all the software in your system is not all to date to that ports. GhostBSD is build over the release ports.

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Re: Skype problem

Post by Acetilene » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:05 pm

Nothing to do... The build process work fine, but when I try to start skype the terminal give the same error output...

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Re: Skype problem

Post by ericbsd » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:00 am

This is weird but I will try to install Skype on a system and try to see how to fix it. and comeback to you.

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Re: Skype problem

Post by ericbsd » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:15 am

I have install Skype on updated package. It work great, but I might have to try an outdated package system.

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Re: Skype problem

Post by ericbsd » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:50 pm

I have try with portinstall from portupgrade and it work.

This is what i did:

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portsnap fetch extract

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cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade
make config-recursive install clean
In the same time I downloaded and installed src.txz because some ports need that.

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fetch ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/i386/9.1-RELEASE/src.txz
tar -xz -C / -f src.txz
When all was install I did.

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porinstall -rc skype 
all work perfectly.

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