net/skype - a few port related issues...
freebsd at meijome.net
Tue Mar 25 19:43:03 PDT 2008
On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:46:17 -0800
Beech Rintoul <beech at freebsd.org> 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
> > http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-oss
> 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... http://download.skype.com/linux/skype_static-22.214.171.124-oss.tar.bz2 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
that's great news, thanks!
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