Monthly Archives: November 2014

Skype missing shared object file

My Skype refused to start, saying following error:

skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

First locate “missing” library or use find / -name command.



I’m using Intel Graphics, so I picked up Mesa driver. Skype is i386 application. My choice was the directory below containing “missing” library.

nano /etc/


ldconfig -v

Happy Skyping!

Restore WordPress site from backup

I’m doing regullar backups using BackUpWordpress plugin.

Find the backup file in directory like this /var/www/wordpress/wp-content/backupwordpress/ and copy it to new WordPress site location.

cd /var/www/wordpress/
mysql -h localhost -u root -p database-name < my-site-complete-backup.sql
rm -f my-site-complete-backup.sql

If you moved your site to another domain name, you will need to do this hack.


Find this line:

require( dirname(__FILE__) . '/wp-load.php' );

and insert the following lines below:

update_option('siteurl', '' );
update_option('home', '' );

Login to WP runing on new domain: https://your.domain/wp-admin/

Do not forget to remove hack lines in the end!