Skype not opening on Fedora Rawhide

The current version of skypeforlinux does not work on Fedora Rawhide (Fedora 29). A process is briefly generated before being killed (after about half a second). No window is opened, but the mouse does show a loading symbol for several seconds. No log file is generated.

The most recent working version is 8.17.0.2-1.

 

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Last updated February 17, 2020 Views 1,318 Applies to:

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Hi, jt5262

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Skype app?

I look forward to your reply.

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Yes, I have. Skype 8.22.0.2-1 still fails to open. A log file is generated, but it is empty.

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I sent you a private message for further assistance regarding this issue.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/privatemessage/inbox?tm=1527170481412

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Hi Sergei,

I appreciate the directions to contact chat support you PM'ed me, but I would prefer to try to find a solution here so that other people can see if they have the same error as I do.

The only useful information I have been able to gather comes from dmesg:

segfault at d21020 ip 0000000000d21020 sp 00007ffdab01d738 error 15 in skypeforlinux[200000+15f8000]

(for Skype 8.20.0.9)

and

segfault at d21020 ip 0000000000d21020 sp 00007fff72f82618 error 15 in skypeforlinux[200000+15f8000]

(for Skype 8.22.0.2)

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The problem is the newer glibc version is rawhide... microsoft will have to recompile their software ...

(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000000d21020 in  ()
#1  0x00007ffff7b8eaf2 in node::http2::Http2Session::Callbacks::Callbacks(bool) ()
    at /usr/share/skypeforlinux/libnode.so
#2  0x00007ffff7b8ebb5 in  () at /usr/share/skypeforlinux/libnode.so
#3  0x00007ffff7de677a in  () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#4  0x00007ffff7de6876 in  () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#5  0x00007ffff7dd7fba in  () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#6  0x0000000000000001 in  ()
#7  0x00007fffffffdc52 in  ()
#8  0x0000000000000000 in  ()

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Having the debuginfo RPM would help us troubleshoot this properly ... but until this is linked with the newer glibc, it wont start.

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Wow - how did you track it down to the Rawhide glibc?  I've been looking at straces and gdb and failing to spot anything.

The *odd* thing is that the Skype 8.16 binary *works* on Fedora Rawhide - which is why I was chasing it as a Skype regression, not as a 'some rawhide update broke Skype' issue.

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Wow - how did you track it down to the Rawhide glibc?  I've been looking at straces and gdb and failing to spot anything.

The *odd* thing is that the Skype 8.16 binary *works* on Fedora Rawhide - which is why I was chasing it as a Skype regression, not as a 'some rawhide update broke Skype' issue.

I have the exact same problem with slack ... that's why I'm pretty sure it's not a skype issue.  It crashes the exact same way with the same error message.

slack:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x0000000000cb75b0 in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000000cb75b0 in  ()
#1  0x00007ffff7d84662 in node::http2::Http2Session::Callbacks::Callbacks(bool) () at /usr/lib/slack/libnode.so
#2  0x00007ffff7d84725 in  () at /usr/lib/slack/libnode.so
#3  0x00007ffff7fe381a in call_init.part () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#4  0x00007ffff7fe391a in _dl_init () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#5  0x00007ffff7fd50ca in _dl_start_user () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#6  0x0000000000000001 in  ()
#7  0x00007fffffffd928 in  ()
#8  0x0000000000000000 in  ()

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Wow - how did you track it down to the Rawhide glibc?  I've been looking at straces and gdb and failing to spot anything.

The *odd* thing is that the Skype 8.16 binary *works* on Fedora Rawhide - which is why I was chasing it as a Skype regression, not as a 'some rawhide update broke Skype' issue.

I have the exact same problem with slack ... that's why I'm pretty sure it's not a skype issue.  It crashes the exact same way with the same error message.

slack:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x0000000000cb75b0 in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000000cb75b0 in  ()
#1  0x00007ffff7d84662 in node::http2::Http2Session::Callbacks::Callbacks(bool) () at /usr/lib/slack/libnode.so
#2  0x00007ffff7d84725 in  () at /usr/lib/slack/libnode.so
#3  0x00007ffff7fe381a in call_init.part () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#4  0x00007ffff7fe391a in _dl_init () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#5  0x00007ffff7fd50ca in _dl_start_user () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#6  0x0000000000000001 in  ()
#7  0x00007fffffffd928 in  ()
#8  0x0000000000000000 in  ()

And now I've downgraded slack and it started.  Let me try downgrading skype to 8.16 to see if it works.

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Wow - how did you track it down to the Rawhide glibc?  I've been looking at straces and gdb and failing to spot anything.

The *odd* thing is that the Skype 8.16 binary *works* on Fedora Rawhide - which is why I was chasing it as a Skype regression, not as a 'some rawhide update broke Skype' issue.

I have the exact same problem with slack ... that's why I'm pretty sure it's not a skype issue.  It crashes the exact same way with the same error message.

slack:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x0000000000cb75b0 in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000000cb75b0 in  ()
#1  0x00007ffff7d84662 in node::http2::Http2Session::Callbacks::Callbacks(bool) () at /usr/lib/slack/libnode.so
#2  0x00007ffff7d84725 in  () at /usr/lib/slack/libnode.so
#3  0x00007ffff7fe381a in call_init.part () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#4  0x00007ffff7fe391a in _dl_init () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#5  0x00007ffff7fd50ca in _dl_start_user () at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
#6  0x0000000000000001 in  ()
#7  0x00007fffffffd928 in  ()
#8  0x0000000000000000 in  ()

And now I've downgraded slack and it started.  Let me try downgrading skype to 8.16 to see if it works.

Meh... it's no longer available.  At least I got slack back.

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