Skype with sound and video support :)
itetcu at FreeBSD.org
Tue May 17 16:28:56 UTC 2011
On Tue, 17 May 2011 09:01:41 -0700
"Kevin Oberman" <oberman at es.net> wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 10:38:58 +0300
> > From: Ion-Mihai Tetcu <itetcu at FreeBSD.org>
> > Sender: owner-freebsd-emulation at freebsd.org
> > Hi,
> > As you may have noticed skype ports were updated a few days ago.
> > All skype ports were moved to net-im/:
> > - skype12: unchanged, very old version (for FreeBSD 6)
> > - skype20: last version with OSS support, that used to live in
> > net/skype; the DISTFILE is gone from the vendor but if you happen to
> > have it it would be a way of having sound w/o a need to upgrade your
> > base OS
> > - [RECOMANDED] skype: currently at 22.214.171.124 and the best supported
> > - skype-devel: currently at 126.96.36.199, sounds is OK, video doesn't
> > work
> > In order to run either skype or skype-devel with fully working sound
> > you need:
> > - to run fc10 (most probably, please report what you can run with
> > fc4): (OVERRIDE_LINUX_BASE_PORT=f10,OVERRIDE_LINUX_NONBASE_PORTS=f10
> > in /etc/make.conf for systems that doesn't have it as default)
> > - In order for Skype to work OK, you need your kernel and modules
> > to be:
> > - post 2011-05-03 in on HEAD
> > - post 2011-05-08 in on 7,8-STABLE
> > The port tries to catch if your system version is too old, but
> > there's a ~3months window where because of a lack of OSVERSION
> > bump, this is not possible. So please check; and PLEAE READ THE
> > PKG_MESSAGE for setup details. For how to update your kernel/world,
> > see:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/kernelconfig.html
> > IF YOUR OSVERSION IS NOT NEW ENOUGH, SOUND (ESPECIALLY MIC) WON'T
> > WORK.
> > If you run into problems, at very least we need to know the output
> > of:
> > $ uname -a; sysctl compat.linux | head -2; grep
> > OVERRIDE_LINUX_ /etc/make.conf;
> > cat /compat/linux/etc/alsa/pcm/pcm-oss.conf
> > the skype version you are using, and hardware details (eg. webcam)
> > if related. I most probably will ignore any mail not containing
> > this info since without it it's impossible to help.
> > Please test your sound /video setup outside skype before blaming
> > skype / mailing me.
> Many thanks for all of the work that went into getting a modern
> version of Skype working!
> Please put the information in this message (or at least most of it)
> into ports/UPDATING so a few less people running old kernels will be
> bitten by the installation of the new Skype port.
Well, the same (and more) is in the pkg-message also.
But OK, I will, ports/UPDATING is cheap.
IOnut - Un^d^dregistered ;) FreeBSD "user"
"Intellectual Property" is nowhere near as valuable as "Intellect"
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