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[SOLVED] Can't start Skype on AMD64

Postby chris_debian » 2010-08-27 11:26

Hi, all!

I tried to install Skype, using the Debian download from Skype, but it didn't want to play. I downloaded the Ubuntu 64-bit deb and installed it with Gdebi. I started the application from the terminal and accepted the 'User Agreement'. Skype then tried to log me on, and I got the following error and the app closed:

Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-open.c: 611: _dl_open: Assertion `_dl_debug_initialize (0, args.nsid)->r_state == RT_CONSISTENT' failed!


Anyone seen this before?

Cheers,

Chris.
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Re: Can't start Skype on AMD64

Postby chris_debian » 2010-08-27 11:30

I think it may be a problem with ld.so, but I can't find it in Synaptic, to check to see whether it is installed.

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Re: Can't start Skype on AMD64

Postby chris_debian » 2010-08-27 14:55

All working!

I installed

skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_amd64


And found the following advice, here:

http://wiki.debian.org/skype

If you get error like this Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-open.c: 643: _dl_open: Assertion `_dl_debug_initialize (0, args.nsid)->r_state == RT_CONSISTENT' failed!

Try to run this as root

# chmod a-r /usr/lib32/libpulse{-simple.so.0.0.2,.so.0.8.0,common-0.9.15.so}


Perfect!

Thanks Debian Wiki!

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Re: [SOLVED] Can't start Skype on AMD64

Postby mercutio22 » 2010-09-03 18:08

Shit! Thank you!
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't start Skype on AMD64

Postby opus » 2010-11-29 13:53

Thankssssss :)
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Re: Can't start Skype on AMD64

Postby mojoman » 2010-11-30 10:16

chris_debian wrote:All working!

I installed

skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_amd64


And found the following advice, here:

http://wiki.debian.org/skype

If you get error like this Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-open.c: 643: _dl_open: Assertion `_dl_debug_initialize (0, args.nsid)->r_state == RT_CONSISTENT' failed!

Try to run this as root

# chmod a-r /usr/lib32/libpulse{-simple.so.0.0.2,.so.0.8.0,common-0.9.15.so}

Perfect!

Thanks Debian Wiki!

Chris.


Ah, yes but the Debian Wiki didn't recommend that you install the Ubuntu package, did they? And do you know why they didn't advice that? Well, it is because it is a very stupid idea. Ubuntu is NOT binary compatible with Debian, don't install Ubuntu debs on a Debian system. You'll only run a a risk of seriously messing your system up by doing so.

Far better to simply install the 32-bit Debian package with the extra 32-bit libraries. That one is compatible with your 64-bit Debian system. You'd have to do the same fix for this too (it has to do with the Debian pulseaudio) but you won't expose your system to the instabilities that are inherent in installing debs that are not binary compatible with Debian.

Too bad your lousy advice got others to repeat the same stupid thing... :roll:
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't start Skype on AMD64

Postby eric1959 » 2010-12-05 20:08

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Re: [SOLVED] Can't start Skype on AMD64

Postby mojoman » 2010-12-06 08:01



Yup. That works fine to. I do this a lot when I need to run a program that for some reason I can't get APT to handle (i.e. compiling a .deb just don't work). Just run it lika a binary blob, preferably in /opt. You'll have to satisfy the dependecies yourself though but it won't screw up your system.
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