Skype is only 32bit, so you need to install the packages with the 32 bit libraries for:
PulseAudio 0.9.16 (optional)
BlueZ 4.0.0 (optional)
Gave that a shot and even made sure the devel for both 64 and 32 were in. Nope.
Earlier when I did an update from 11.4 64 bit to 12.1 64 bit Skype stayed working.
But on a fresh install of 12.1 64bit nope.
Try running "ldd /usr/bin/skype |grep -i 'not found'" and see if it returns any results. If it does, you are missing a library and simply need to install the i386 package that contains it. If you don't get any results, take out the grep (ldd /usr/bin/skype) and see if anything jumps out at you. Another option might be to start skype from a terminal prompt to see if it prints any errors.
I use Ubuntu, but the theory should work in any 64bit Linux.
Many thanks, that did the trick. Couple of QT libraries and one xorg. It was the 32 bit ones that were missing. Actually wondering if that'll work for debugging another package under HP-UX. If you you may have inadvertantly solved two birds with one stone..
I tried the deb file here: http ://www. ubuntuupdates.org/package/canonical_partner/precis