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I wanted to eliminate some skype errors and by installing the appmenu-gtk:i386 package the errors were gone!

These were the errors:

$ skype
/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

(skype:2841): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so

/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

(skype:2841): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so

/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

(skype:2841): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so

/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

(skype:2841): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so

The change was easy: sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk:i386

I haven't noticed any "weird" outcome (yet). The good thing was that it cleared the skype errors. But I have my doubts.

Has anyone tried something similar? Removing appmenu-gtk and installing appmenu-gtk:i386 on a 64-bit system? Could it break any applications?

Similar question: Resolving dependencies related to 32 bit libraries on 64 bit

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It would be nice to know which Skype errors for the benefit of other users. –  To Do Jun 23 '12 at 22:09
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@ToDo the errors that show in the terminal output, the "libappmenu.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64" messages –  medigeek Jun 24 '12 at 6:59

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To answer to my own question: A lot of programs use this package, but none of them showed any problems.

The only program that was crashing constantly was hp-gui indicator.

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