Fedora 16 was released on 8th of November. After it was released, i downloaded the 64bit KDE spin iso and install it into my laptop immediately. All went well during the process of installation and configuration. The system is fast and it boots super fast thanks to the systemd.

I ran into problem when i try to install Skype for Fedora 16 64bit. I found out that there is not 64bit rpm available for download on Skype鈥檚 site. I thought that it is a noarch rpm hence i downloaded it and install it. When lauch it for the first time, i get an error message stating that my ld.so is not found. After searching on the internet, i found that i need to install i686 (32bit) libraries to fulfill Skype鈥檚 dependencies. Here鈥檚 the step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. First, download the RPM for Fedora on Skype website.
  2. Launch the terminal and type the following command to install the required libraries:
    sudo yum -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686
  4. Install the Skype RPM.

It鈥檚 done!! Just as easy as it looks