Skype 4.3

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Skype 4.3

Post#1 by cttan » 02 Aug 2014, 09:28

Hi,

Seems like Skype 4.2 retired as per these post:-
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA3443 ... sing-skype
http://community.skype.com/t5/Linux/Hav ... -p/3439685

I have tried to download the dynamic and Debian version available from the download link but it is 32bit version and require compat 3.0 in order to make it work. There is no sound as only virtual device available.

Anybody to make a workable 64bit version?

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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#2 by beny » 02 Aug 2014, 09:56

http://www.slacky.eu/asche64/pkgs/index ... 7&pkg=2111 hi cttan this link is for a skype package that include 32 bit libs version statically linked needed by skype to work on 64 bit is 4.2 version.
if you want exist the slackbuild of this package maybe you can upgrade the skype version to the last

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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#3 by fanthom » 02 Aug 2014, 11:17

@cttan
latest skype requires pulseaudio (they made alsa obsolete :fool: ) so you may try to compile it from slackbuilds and get to work in first place.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#4 by cttan » 02 Aug 2014, 18:43

I have tried to use usm sbo -b pulseaudio to build the package but encountered error halfway:-

http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=KYukDvBW

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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#5 by beny » 03 Aug 2014, 02:39

cttan pulseaudio have also the compact32 slackbuild maybe you have to compile the compact version if you have installed alien bob 32 bit libs,if you have a mixed system isn't so simple to build software.

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Re: Skype 4.3 - Some success

Post#6 by sci_fi » 14 Aug 2014, 17:16

This is a hack, but is at least an existence proof. I have managed to get Skype 4.3 to run on Porteus 3.0.1 (32 bit). This is the list of modules that seem to be required:

alsa-lib-1.0.27.2-i486-1.xzm
gst-plugins-base-0.10.36-i486-2.xzm
gstreamer-0.10.36-i486-2.xzm
libfftw3f-3.3.3-alt2.i586.xzm
libjack-1.9.7-alt1.1.i586.xzm
libjson-c-0.12-alt1.i586.xzm
liborc-0.4.19-alt1.i586.xzm
libtdb-1.3.0-alt2.i586.xzm
pavucontrol-2.0-alt3.i586.xzm
pulseaudio-5.0-i486-1dj.xzm
skype-4.3.0.37-i486-1dj.xzm

Most of these I obtained as rpm's and converted. The skype-4.3.0.37 module is available on Slackel.

I have successfully made skype test calls. I have not tested video. Other sound on my system seems to be working OK.
Note you may need to create a configuration module in /home/guest/.config/pulse/.... I just played with pavucontrol until I got something I liked and then made a module out of it.

I am certain this can be improved upon but it seems usable for now.

Best regards and thanks to the Porteus team for the great distro.

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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#7 by bdheeman » 17 Aug 2014, 14:37

cttan wrote:I have tried to use usm sbo -b pulseaudio to build the package but encountered error halfway:-

http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=KYukDvBW
I made it work, pulseaudio on 64bit or x86_64 machine can be build using this SlackBuild script set :)

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Re: Skype 4.3 - Some success

Post#8 by bdheeman » 17 Aug 2014, 14:48

sci_fi wrote:This is a hack, but is at least an existence proof. I have managed to get Skype 4.3 to run on Porteus 3.0.1 (32 bit). This is the list of modules that seem to be required:
Plz check, your list of dependencies seems to be too fat/long for 32bit or i486 machines ;)
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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#9 by wread » 23 Aug 2014, 16:16

I made skype work again using an old version of Pulseaudio I compiled last year or so.

I put skype 4.3 in optional in an extra folder, together with pulseaudio as downloaded from last paragraph (3 modules). If you want to run it as root, you must call pulseaudio with option "--system", otherwise you will not have sound.

Now the warning: having skype installed means you are vulnerable to intruders; so the best is not to use it, second best is to have it in optional and activate it only if you want to make a call. When you are done, deactivate it again!

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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#10 by cttan » 24 Aug 2014, 12:11

Hi All,

A workaround solution has been found here by Payoon:
viewtopic.php?f=73&t=3760

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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#11 by cttan » 23 Sep 2014, 00:44

FYI Skype 4.2 workaround is no longer working as of today morning. :(

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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#12 by fanthom » 23 Sep 2014, 08:53

@cttan
we have skype-4.3 in official repo and in the wizard (08-skype.xzm was updated on 2nd of September).
did you try it?
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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#13 by cttan » 23 Sep 2014, 16:13

@fanthom

Thank you. It is working fine now but need to activate compat32 as it is 32bit application.

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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#14 by fanthom » 23 Sep 2014, 16:36

you do not need compat32.
every official module we provide does not depend on others (web wizard does not resolve deps so this is actually a requirement).
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Re: Skype 4.3

Post#15 by cttan » 24 Sep 2014, 00:57

@fanthom

This is the error without compat32

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guest@a10b23c45d67:/root$ skype &
[1] 11216
guest@a10b23c45d67:/root$ Configuring audio...
/usr/bin/skype: line 16: /home/guest/.asoundrc: Permission denied
E: [autospawn] core-util.c: Home directory not accessible: Permission denied
W: [autospawn] lock-autospawn.c: Cannot access autospawn lock.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to acquire autospawn lock
WARNING!! You audio is not properly configured!! Edit ~/.asoundrc and fix it
/usr/bin/skype: line 26: 11221 Segmentation fault      LD_PRELOAD=$LIB32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60 $SKYPE/skype
E: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Home directory not accessible: Permission denied
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to kill daemon: Success

[1]+  Exit 1 
After activating the compat32 module

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guest@a10b23c45d67:/root$ skype &
[1] 12538
guest@a10b23c45d67:/root$ Configuring audio...
/usr/bin/skype: line 16: /home/guest/.asoundrc: Permission denied
E: [autospawn] core-util.c: Home directory not accessible: Permission denied
W: [autospawn] lock-autospawn.c: Cannot access autospawn lock.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to acquire autospawn lock
WARNING!! You audio is not properly configured!! Edit ~/.asoundrc and fix it
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/44-wqy-zenhei.conf", line 11: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not work as expected
_IceTransSocketUNIXConnect: Cannot connect to non-local host porteus
_IceTransSocketUNIXConnect: Cannot connect to non-local host porteus
Home directory not accessible: Permission denied
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/share/skype/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
Home directory not accessible: Permission denied
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/share/skype/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
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