Skype on FreeBSD / amd64 - what's the trick?

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Sat Dec 31 03:20:37 PST 2005


I tried to install Skype on my amd64 machine, running FreeBSD
root at kg-quiet# uname -a
FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE #1: Thu Dec 22
06:29:24 CET 2005     root at 

Looking at the makefile, I could see that the port was supposed to work
on both i386 and amd64, adn thought the install would go smoothly.
Boy, was I wrong.

It seems that the port net/skype depends on graphics/linux_dri, but the
latter (linux_dri) is i386 only.
So, what's the trick to get Skype installed on amd64?
Torfinn Ingolfsen,

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