skype_bin: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

Stoyan Dimov FreeBSD-multimedia at
Sat May 13 07:56:41 UTC 2006

On Friday 12 May 2006 19:30, rmhax0r at wrote:
> I have downloaded and install skype_staticQT- via ports collection.
> When I launch Skype and try to login with my username and password, my
> computer crashed and after rebooting it when I try to launch Skype again
> this message apear:
> ELF binary type "3" not known.
> skype_bin: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

I know nothing about Skype port but it seems to me that skype_bin is a Linux 
executable. You need to do this:
sysctl kern.fallback_elf_brand=3

You can persist is by putting in /etc/sysctl.conf

> Here is the package list of installed packages on my system (Notebook IBM
> Thinkpad A30 with FreeBSD 6.1):
> BitchX-1.1          "An alternative ircII color client with optional
> GTK/GNOME ORBit2-2.14.0_1     High-performance CORBA ORB with support for
> the C language OpenEXR-1.2.2_1     A high dynamic-range (HDR) image file
> format
> apache-ant-1.6.5_1  Java- and XML-based build tool, conceptually similar to
> mak arts-1.5.2,1        Audio system for the KDE integrated X11 desktop
> aspell-0.60.4_3     Spelling checker with better suggestion logic than
> ispell atk-1.11.4_1        A GNOME accessibility toolkit (ATK)
> autoconf-2.13.000227_5 Automatically configure source code on many Un*x
> platforms
> autoconf-2.59_2     Automatically configure source code on many Un*x
> platforms automake-1.4.6_2    GNU Standards-compliant Makefile generator
> (1.4) avahi-0.6.10_1      Service discovery on a local network
> azureus-     A BitTorrent client written in Java
> bash-3.0.16_1       The GNU Project's Bourne Again SHell
> bison-1.75_2,1      A parser generator from FSF, (mostly) compatible with
> Yacc bitstream-vera-1.10_1 Bitstream Vera TrueType font collection
> cairo-1.0.4         Vector graphics library with cross-device output
> support cups-base- The Common UNIX Printing System: headers,
> libs, & daemons cvsup-without-gui-16.1h_2 General network file distribution
> system optimized for CVS
> cyrus-sasl-2.1.21_2 RFC 2222 SASL (Simple Authentication and Security
> Layer) dbus-0.61_3         A message bus system for inter-application
> communication dclib-0.3.7         Direct connect interface library for
> dcgui
> desktop-file-utils-0.11 A couple of command line utilities for working with
> desktop
> diablo-jdk- Java Development Kit 1.5.0_06.00
> docbook-sk-4.1.2_3  XML version of the DocBook DTD version controlled for
> Scrol docbook-xml-4.2_1   XML version of the DocBook DTD
> docbook-xsl-1.69.1_1 XSL DocBook stylesheets
> esound-0.2.36_1     A sound library for enlightenment package
> expat-2.0.0_1       XML 1.0 parser written in C
> firefox-,1   Web browser based on the browser portion of Mozilla
> flac-1.1.2_1        Free lossless audio codec
> fontconfig-2.3.2_4,1 An XML-based font configuration API for X Windows
> freetype2-2.1.10_1  A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine
> gamin-0.1.7_2       A file and directory monitoring system
> gconf2-2.14.0_2     A configuration database system for GNOME
> gdbm-1.8.3_2        The GNU database manager
> gettext-0.14.5_2    GNU gettext package
> glib-1.2.10_12      Some useful routines of C programming (previous stable
> vers glib-2.10.2         Some useful routines of C programming (current
> stable versi gmake-3.80_2        GNU version of 'make' utility
> gnome-icon-theme-2.14.2 A collection of icons for the GNOME 2 desktop
> gnomehier-2.1_2     A utility port that creates the GNOME directory tree
> gnomekeyring-0.4.9  A program that keeps passwords and other secrets
> gnomemimedata-2.4.2 A MIME and Application database for GNOME
> gnomevfs2-2.14.1_1  GNOME Virtual File System
> gnupg-1.4.3         The GNU Privacy Guard
> gnutls-1.2.10_3     GNU Transport Layer Security library
> gtar-1.15.1_2       GNU version of the traditional tar archiver
> gtk-1.2.10_15       Gimp Toolkit for X11 GUI (previous stable version)
> gtk-2.8.17_1        Gimp Toolkit for X11 GUI (current stable version)
> help2man-1.36.4_1   Automatically generating simple manual pages from
> program o hicolor-icon-theme-0.5 A high-color icon theme shell from the
> FreeDesktop project
> imake-6.8.2         Imake and other utilities from X.Org
> intltool-0.34.2     Tools to internationalize various kinds of data files
> jackit-0.100.0_2    A low-latency audio server
> jakarta-commons-cli-1.0,1 Java library for command line arguments and
> options jakarta-commons-lang-2.1 Jakarta library with helper utilities for
> the java.lang API
> jasper-1.701.0_1    An implementation of the codec specified in the
> JPEG-2000 s javavmwrapper-2.0_7 Wrapper script for various Java Virtual
> Machines jpeg-6b_4           IJG's jpeg compression utilities
> junit-3.8.1         A regression testing utility for use with the Java(TM)
> Lang kdebase-3.5.2_1     Basic applications for the KDE system
> kdebase-kompmgr-3.5.2 Utility needed to enable XComposite support in KDE
> kdegames-3.5.2      Games for the KDE integrated X11 desktop
> kdehier-1.0_9       Utility port which installs a hierarchy of shared KDE
> direc kdelibs-3.5.2_1     Base set of libraries needed by KDE programs
> kdeutils-3.5.2      Utilities for the KDE integrated X11 desktop
> lcms-1.14_1,1       Light Color Management System -- a color management
> library libIDL-0.8.6_2      A library for creating trees of CORBA Interface
> Definition libXft-2.1.7        A client-sided font API for X applications
> libart_lgpl2-2.3.17_1 Library for high-performance 2D graphics
> libaudiofile-0.2.6  A sound library for SGI audio file
> libbonobo-2.14.0_2  A component and compound document system for GNOME2
> libbonoboui-2.14.0_1 GUI frontend to the libbonobo component of GNOME 2
> libdaemon-0.10_1    Lightweight C library that eases the writing of UNIX
> daemon libgcrypt-1.2.2_1   "General purpose crypto library based on code
> used in GnuPG libglade2-2.5.1_4   GNOME glade library
> libgmp-4.2          A free library for arbitrary precision arithmetic
> libgnome-2.14.1_1   Libraries for GNOME, a GNU desktop environment
> libgnomecanvas-2.14.0 A graphics library for GNOME
> libgnomeui-2.14.1_1 Libraries for the GNOME GUI, a GNU desktop environment
> libgpg-error-1.3    Common error values for all GnuPG components
> libiconv-1.9.2_2    A character set conversion library
> libidn-0.6.3        Internationalized Domain Names command line tool
> libmad-0.15.1b_2    Libmad library (part of MAD project)
> libmikmod-3.1.11_1  MikMod Sound Library
> libmng-1.0.9        Multiple-image Network Graphics (MNG) reference library
> libogg-1.1.3,3      Ogg bitstream library
> libsndfile-1.0.16   Reading and writing files containing sampled sound
> (like WA libtool-1.5.22_2    Generic shared library support script
> libusb-0.1.12       Library giving userland programs access to USB devices
> libvorbis-1.1.2,3   Audio compression codec library
> libxml2-2.6.24      XML parser library for GNOME
> libxslt-1.1.16_1    The XSLT C library for GNOME
> linc-1.0.3_6        A library for writing networked servers & clients
> linux-XFree86-libs- XFree86 libraries, Linux binary
> linux-expat-1.95.7_1 Linux/i386 binary port of Expat XML-parsing library
> linux-fontconfig-2.2.3_3 Linux/i386 binary of Fontconfig
> linux_base-8-8.0_14 Base set of packages needed in Linux mode (for
> i386/amd64) linux_dri-4.4.0     Binary Linux DRI libraries for 3D hardware
> acceleration of log4j-1.2.13        A fast and flexible logging library for
> Java
> lua-5.0.2_1         Small, compilable scripting language providing easy
> access m4-1.4.4            GNU m4
> mDNSResponder-107.1_2 "Apple's mDNSResponder"
> mozilla-1.7.13,2    The open source, standards compliant web browser
> nas-1.7b            Network Audio System
> nasm-0.98.39,1      General-purpose multi-platform x86 assembler
> net-snmp-5.2.2_2    An extendable SNMP implementation
> nspr-4.6.1          A platform-neutral API for system level and libc like
> funct nss-3.11_1          Libraries to support development of
> security-enabled applic openldap-client-2.2.30 Open source LDAP client
> implementation
> p5-XML-Parser-2.34_2 Perl extension interface to James Clark's XML parser,
> expat p5-gettext-1.05_1   Message handling functions
> pango-1.12.2_2      An open-source framework for the layout and rendering
> of i1 pcre-6.6_1          Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library
> perl-5.8.7          Practical Extraction and Report Language
> pkgconfig-0.17.2    A utility to retrieve information about installed
> libraries png-1.2.8_2         Library for manipulating PNG images
> popt-1.7_1          A getopt(3) like library with a number of enhancements,
> fro portaudio-18.1_2    Portable cross-platform Audio API
> python-2.4.3        An interpreted object-oriented programming language
> qmake-3.3.6         The build utility of the Qt project
> qt-3.3.6_2          Multiplatform C++ application framework
> rpm-3.0.6_13        The Red Hat Package Manager
> samba-3.0.22,1      A free SMB and CIFS client and server for UNIX
> samba-libsmbclient-3.0.22 Shared libs from the samba package
> scrollkeeper-0.3.14_4,1 An Open Document Cataloging Project
> sdocbook-xml- "Simplified" DocBook XML DTD
> seda-3.0            An Architecture for Highly Concurrent Server
> Applications shared-mime-info-0.17_1 A MIME type database from the
> FreeDesktop project skype-      P2P VoIP software
> startup-notification-0.8_2 Library that supports startup notification spec
> from freede
> swt-3.1.1           Standard Widget Toolkit for Java
> tiff-3.8.2          Tools and library routines for working with TIFF images
> unzip-5.52_2        List, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP
> archive valknut-0.3.7       A Direct Connect client QT GUI
> xmlcatmgr-2.2       SGML and XML catalog manager
> xmms-1.2.10_6       X Multimedia System --- An audio player with a Winamp
> GUI xorg-clients-6.8.2  X client programs and related files from X.Org
> xorg-documents-6.8.2 Documentation of X11 protocol and libraries from X.Org
> xorg-fonts-100dpi-6.8.2 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-75dpi-6.8.2 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-cyrillic-6.8.2 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-encodings-6.8.2 X.Org font encoding files
> xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-6.8.2 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-truetype-6.8.2 X.Org TrueType fonts
> xorg-libraries-6.8.2 X11 libraries and headers from X.Org
> xorg-manpages-6.8.2 X.Org library manual pages
> xorg-server-6.8.2_6 X.Org X server and related programs
> xterm-203           Terminal emulator for the X Window System
> zip-2.31            Create/update ZIP files compatible with pkzip
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