[plug] Anyone here using Skype?

Craig Ringer craig at postnewspapers.com.au
Fri May 20 13:37:00 WST 2005

On Fri, 2005-05-20 at 13:18 +0800, W.Kenworthy wrote:
> root # ldd `which skype`
>         not a dynamic executable

I don't have Skype on hand, but in general with such apps it's also
important to:

$ file `which skype`


$ file `which acroread`
/usr/bin/acroread: symbolic link to `/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread'
$ file /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread
/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread: Bourne shell script text executable

It's quite common to ship a dynamic executable, bundled with a few
libraries, with a wrapper script that sets up its environment (eg
LD_LIBRARY_PATH so it can find its libs). ldd accurately, but
misleadingly, says:

$ ldd /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread
        not a dynamic executable


Craig Ringer

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