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

Fernando Schapachnik fernando at
Sat Dec 31 04:53:54 PST 2005

En un mensaje anterior, Torfinn Ingolfsen escribió:
> Hi,
> I tried to install Skype on my amd64 machine, running FreeBSD
> 6.0-stable:
> 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 
> amd64
> 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?

If you have a 32-bit linux environment in place, just comment the 
i386 only line of the linux_dri Makefile. It worked for me and skype 
works fine.


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