13 July, 2015

Lync on Linux

If you are looking to run Lync, aka Skype on Business on Linux you are in luck. Fisil has a client for Linux hosted at http://tel.red/ .

Unfortunately, this came with a bit of a hitch. The application failed to run on Fedora 23 (rawhide). Sky is bundling its own libraries !
$ sky
/opt/sky_linux/sky: symbol lookup error: /lib64/libXxf86vm.so.1: undefined symbol: _XEatDataWords

The solution, would be to load system library
$ LD_PRELOAD=/lib64/libX11.so sky


_XEatDataWords was add to fix an issue - http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libXxf86vm/commit/id=284a88e21fc05a63466115b33efa411c60d988c9

Edit: Fixed with 381http://tel.red/beta/sky_redhat64_v2.0.381.rpm ) and above.