net/skype - a few port related issues...

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Tue Mar 25 19:43:03 PDT 2008

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:46:17 -0800
Beech Rintoul <beech at> wrote:

> On Tuesday 25 March 2008, Norberto Meijome said:
> > Hi Beech  et al,
> >
> > First of all, thanks so much for getting the latest linux version
> > working on FBSD :)
> >
> > Some issues:
> >
> > - the url to get the OSS file isn't correct - the correct one it is
> > now
> >
> >
> That's just a link on their website to the address I have in the 
> Makefile. I verified that address correct this morning. That being 
> said, I have seen connectivity issues the past few days with their 
> download site and Skype is aware of it.

right - but the download process from the Makefile was failing. 

strange...  works ok now (assuming that's the URL in the Makefile...)

> >
> > If for some reason it doesn't work, i am happy to provide hosting
> > for the file (if allowed by Skype's license of course).
> Unfortunately, Skype's license doesn't allow us to mirror the 
> distfiles. I'm working on this, but for now we need to use the 
> official repo.

I figured. nw.


> On another note, Skype is about to release 2.0 in oss. I have the beta 
> and it works great (without video) and should be available shortly as 
> skype-devel. Stay tuned! If anyone here has experience with webcams 
> on FreeBSD and wants to contribute, please contact miwi@ or myself 
> off-list.

that's great news, thanks!

{Beto|Norberto|Numard} Meijome

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