Regarding latest Skype update in UPDATING

Nikola Lečić nikola.lecic at
Tue Mar 18 19:08:37 UTC 2008

Hash: RIPEMD160

On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:44:55 -0500
"Jeremy Messenger" <mezz7 at> wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:29:29 -0500, Naram Qashat
> <cyberbotx at> wrote:
> > I just updated my ports tree and noticed there was a message in
> > UPDATING about Skype requiring linux-fc6 and the Linux emulation
> > layer being set to 2.6.16. How does this affect people still using
> > FreeBSD 6.x?  Don't we not have 2.6.16 as an option, but only
> > 2.4.2?  I'm personally updating to FreeBSD 7.0 next week, but I
> > feel it's good to ask for those people out there still using 6.x.
> You will get a better result if you CC'ing or straight email to the  
> maintainer. I personal think that skype port should be mark as BROKEN
> for FreeBSD 6.x and below. Also, maybe create skype12 for FreeBSD 6.x
> users.

I happily use Skype-1.4 on plain FreeBSD-6.2 for months and it works
flawlessly. I don't have OVERRIDE_LINUX_BASE_PORT or anything of that
sort at all.

I did just two small adjustments: Skype-1.4 must be run with setuid
root (other people reported similar thing) and with
- --resources=/usr/local/share/skype.

IMHO no need to mark it BROKEN.

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