skype ports status and expectations

Sergey V. Dyatko sergey.dyatko at
Fri Jul 31 06:52:06 UTC 2015

On Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:39:53 +0100 (BST)
Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at> wrote: 

> I now have a laptop with a camera running FreeBSD.
> I wanted to see if skype or a clone is usable on it.
> It seems there is no workable skype port ATM.
> Have these been working at all in the past?
> Are there any other skype clients?
> Any suggestions for using skype on FreeBSD?
> Thanks

I'm using FreeBSD-CURRENT (amd64) + net-im/skype4. All works fine (I hope).

[tiger at laptop]:~>pkg info -xo skype
linux-skype_oss_wrapper-0.1.1  audio/linux-skype_oss_wrapper
skype4-,1              net-im/skype4
[tiger at laptop]:~>pkg info -xo webc
webcamd-               multimedia/webcamd

[tiger at laptop]:~>ls -la /dev/video0 
crw-rw----  1 webcamd  webcamd  0x9e 31 июл 09:15 /dev/video0

[tiger at laptop]:~>id
uid=1001(tiger) gid=0(wheel)

> Anton

wbr, tiger

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