net-im/skype* vs. linux-c6-*:
outbackdingo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 12:06:54 UTC 2014
On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 10:20 PM, Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:20:36 +0100, Felix Palmen stated:
> >Am Dienstag, 11. November 2014, 15:23:12 schrieben Sie:
> >> a) as far as I know Microsoft doesn't allow any client before 4.3, that
> >> would block net-im/skype and net-im/skype-devel. If you test, and find
> >> works, can you let me know please?
> >> b) we're still lacking the syscalls required by Skype 4.3 in
> >> although dchagin@ is making good progress.
> >for a), it's possible to circumvent that by once connecting with 4.3, then
> >downgrading to 4.2. It can be patched to report the same version string as
> >4.3, but I didn't test, whether this is strictly required. Given the fact
> >that 11-CURRENT can obviously run skype 4.3 just fine now, but still has
> >problems with the linux pulseaudio libs (thus, rendering a skype version
> >that supports sound only through pulseaudio pointless), I came up with the
> >following workaround for getting a fully working skype at the moment, as
> >long as there are things missing for linux-pulseaudio:
> >1.) Get hold of an earlier version of net-im/skype4 still installing skype
> >4.2, place it in net-im/skype42 for convenience
> >2.) remove the broken flag and the pulseaudio dependency from
> >3.) install net-im/skype4, run it, log on making sure you check the
> >for automatic logon (important!).
> >4.) exit skype, make sure no process is left over (use kill -9 if
> >5.) uninstall net-im/skype4, install net-im/skype42
> >6.) This MIGHT be unneccesary, not sure about this -- patch skype 4.2 to
> >report 4.3 version string:
> ># gsed -i
> >Skype should now work. This assumes running a system recent enough to run
> >skype 4.3 (obviously, without the pulseaudio stuff), having chosen the -c6
> >linux ports as default and having a working setup for alsa shim in
> It never ceases to amaze me how much effort people will put into trying to
> hack something to get it to work, when if the same effort were put into
> the system truly compliant it would reward the end user with far more
> and reduce future problems. In the long run, it would most likely be easier
> to do too.
not that its helps users with global skype friends... but you can download
and install tox from https://tox.im/ it does literally everything skype
does, its also free and encrypted.
and it runs on everything, so maybe its time to get the world to switch to
a free opensource application that easily replaces skype with no central
authority. just my thoughts
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