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Installing Skype

Postby pmithrandir » Jun 29th, '13, 12:03

Hello,

During the 3 days ago upgrade, skype was uninstalled.
Do you know when it will be available again ?

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Re: Installing Skype

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 29th, '13, 12:07

Wasn't uninstalled here, and it is still available:

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[doktor5000@Mageia3 ~]$ ufn skype
Nonfree Release:get-skype-4.1.0.20-2.mga3.nonfree.noarch
Nonfree Release:skype4pidgin-0.0-3.svn640.mga3.nonfree.x86_64


I'm merging this into the MAQeia, as there's your question already answered:
viewtopic.php?p=37239#p37239
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Skype 4.2

Postby codegazer » Jul 29th, '13, 16:26

After installing a new Mageia 3 (64-bit) I needed to install Skype and first looked at the get-skype package.

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$ urpmq -i get-skype
Name        : get-skype
Version     : 4.1.0.20
Release     : 2.mga3.nonfree
Group       : Networking/Instant messaging
Size        : 211                          Architecture: noarch
Source RPM  : get-skype-4.1.0.20-2.mga3.nonfree.src.rpm
URL         : http://www.skype.com
Summary     : Download and Install Skype
Description :
This is an installer for Skype-4.1.0.20.

This package does not contain any program files as the Skype license does
not allow distribution. By installing this package you will download and
install Skype from skype.com.
You must accept the Skype EULA before using it.
Please be patient, this is a 29 MB download and may take some time.
Removing this package will uninstall Skype from your system.


Not sure why get-skype is on version 4.1?

Here are the steps I used to install 4.2.

Step-0: Download
Downloaded the Skype 4.2 Fedora 16 (32) RPM from http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/ ... -computer/

Step-1: Install the skype rpm
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rpm -i skype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpm --nodeps  # Install Skype ignoring any package dependencies


Step-2: Install dependency rpms (part 1)
From previous attempts to install Skype 4.2, I also needed to install some Mageia rpms:

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/usr/sbin/urpmi  libqtdbus4 libqtwebkit2.2_4     # install some dependency RPMS for Skype 4.2


Step-3: identify and install other dependency rpms
This time, I found some other (32-bit) dependencies using the following:

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$ ldd /usr/bin/skype | grep found
   libasound.so.2 => not found
   libXv.so.1 => not found
   libXss.so.1 => not found


Next, determined which rpm packages were needed for the three missing libraries: libasound.so.2 libXv.so.1 libXss.so.1
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$ for lib in libasound.so.2 libXv.so.1 libXss.so.1; do
> echo rpm -q --whatprovides ${lib}
> rpm -q --whatprovides ${lib}
> done
rpm -q --whatprovides libasound.so.2
libalsa2-1.0.26-7.mga3
rpm -q --whatprovides libXv.so.1
libxv1-1.0.8-1.mga3
rpm -q --whatprovides libXss.so.1
libxscrnsaver1-1.2.2-2.mga3


Next, installed these 3 missing packages:
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/usr/sbin/urpmi  libalsa2 libxv1 libxscrnsaver1


Step-4: find any run-time dependencies
Finally, ran skype from the command line and noticed the following messages:
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ALSA lib dlmisc.c:236:(snd1_dlobj_cache_get) Cannot open shared library /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_pcm_pulse.so


Determined that another package was missing for shared library /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_pcm_pulse.so.

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$ rpm -q --whatprovides libasound_module_pcm_pulse.so
libalsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.0.26-4.mga3


So installed package: libalsa-plugins-pulseaudio:
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/usr/sbin/urpmi libalsa-plugins-pulseaudio


I ran another skype test from the command line and it seemed to be working correctly.




Here is a short summary of the install I used:

First, download the Skype 4.2 "Fedora 16" (32-bit) rpm from http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/ ... -computer/

Then install the skype rpm and dependency rpms:
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rpm -i skype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpm --nodeps  # Install skype 4.2 ignoring any package dependencies
/usr/sbin/urpmi  libqtdbus4 libqtwebkit2.2_4 libalsa2 libxv1 libxscrnsaver1 libalsa-plugins-pulseaudio  # install dependency rpms for skype 4.2


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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby barjac » Jul 29th, '13, 17:21

Please don't recommend the use of other distribution's packages in this way.

If you had looked in the Mageia Cauldron repository you could have simply installed it from there:
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su
urpmi.update -a
urpmi ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/Mageia/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/nonfree/release/get-skype-4.2.0.11-1.mga4.nonfree.noarch.rpm
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby doktor5000 » Jul 29th, '13, 19:54

@codegazer: Sometimes i'm not even sure why i've put up this MAQeia and keep the initial post updated,
if all the information gets duplicated and worsened in the process. What are you missing at viewtopic.php?p=8176#p8176 ?

Current Skype version for linux as of 05/22/2013: 4.2.0.11
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby codegazer » Jul 29th, '13, 20:36

@doktor5000 First, thank you for all the work you and other contributors have done to produce get-skype. It does make things simpler.

I think what is confusing is having a get-skype in the Mageia 3 nonfree urpmi repository that installs 4.1 and a cauldron version for 4.2.
Is there any particular reason why the get-skype which installs 4.2 has not been moved into the nonfree updates for Mageia 3?
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby doktor5000 » Jul 29th, '13, 20:54

Why is that confusing? It's the same for all other programs, higher versions in cauldron.
Check https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10202#c1 and https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Updates_policy

Also that's the point for having this MAQeia.
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby codegazer » Jul 30th, '13, 10:22

Skype is a 3rd party application. It is not part of the Mageia operating system.
So why not simply make the update (for 4.2) available as an update?

My understanding of Cauldron is that it is the development version of the yet-to-be-released new version of Mageia (which will be Mageia 4).
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby barjac » Jul 30th, '13, 11:51

Sorry for repeating again what doktor5000 already said, but please actually read the policy.
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Updates_policy
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby heymanj » Dec 15th, '13, 00:06

Please note, that I've just installed Skype (from Cauldron) on my Mageia 3 system and it is now get-skype-4.2.0.11-5
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby doktor5000 » Dec 15th, '13, 01:32

heymanj wrote:Please note, that I've just installed Skype (from Cauldron) on my Mageia 3 system and it is now get-skype-4.2.0.11-5

The links are in the first post since over a month, they are current.
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[SOLVED] skype sound problem

Postby MontyWilliams » Feb 11th, '14, 23:47

Mageia 4 installed over old Mageia 3. x86-64. Install with /home retained.
kde
Intel on-board audio.
Logitech c920 USB camera & mic.

As usual after this form of upgrade, I had to use kde control centre to select the output and input devices.
In the primary user's account the option "Simultaneous Output to Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" was available, and works. This is new in Mageia 4?
In the other user's account this option was not available, only "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo". This worked in Mageia 3 and before. If Skype is automatically started at log-in, no log-in notifier is heard, outgoing calls are not possible, and incoming calls produce a "motorboating" sound in place of incoming call notifier. Stopping and restarting Skype fixes this until the next log-in.

Problem - the Skype log-in notifier crashes with the kde log-in notifier?

Not tested - probably would crash if playing music when Skype call comes in.

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Re: skype sound problem

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 12th, '14, 00:33

Only thing I noticed so far is that skype will not be restored in my session - after next login, need to start skype manually ...
No issues with sound so far.

For "Simultaneous Output to Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" - where do you see that, can you please provide a screenshot?
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Re: skype sound problem

Postby MontyWilliams » Feb 12th, '14, 01:05

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Re: skype sound problem

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 12th, '14, 01:32

Hmmm, I don't have something like that - and I've also got an /home from Mageia 3.

Looks like this here:
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Re: skype sound problem

Postby moshebagelfresser » Feb 12th, '14, 11:31

I have the same problem exactly on Mageia 4 even after clean install from DVD. I have to immediately close Skype and re-open it to have any sound.
KMix does offer a Simultaneous control, I think that this could be something with Pulse Sound controls.
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Re: skype sound problem

Postby MontyWilliams » Feb 12th, '14, 23:33

I think that this could be something with Pulse Sound controls


"paprefs"

Fix: Open paprefs.
Select Enable the "simultaneous ..." option.
In kde control centre -> Multimedia -> Audio & Video settings choose "Simultaneous..." for communications o/p and notifications.
In skype options -> sound -> pulseaudio volume control -> output select device "Simultaneous..."
In kmix unmute "Simultaneous..." and set level.
Close skype and re-login.

I do not know why this works.
I do not know if any side effects will show up.
Now skype behaves as it did in Mageia 3.

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Re: skype sound problem

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 13th, '14, 21:07

MontyWilliams wrote:Fix: Open paprefs.
Select Enable the "simultaneous ..." option.
In kde control centre -> Multimedia -> Audio & Video settings choose "Simultaneous..." for communications o/p and notifications.
In skype options -> sound -> pulseaudio volume control -> output select device "Simultaneous..."
In kmix unmute "Simultaneous..." and set level.
Close skype and re-login.


Thanks for sharing :)

Do you mind if I merge this thread into our MAQeia for Skype?
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Re: [SOLVED] skype sound problem

Postby MontyWilliams » Feb 13th, '14, 22:42

Do you mind if I merge this thread into our MAQeia for Skype?

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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby jerry » Mar 13th, '14, 21:05

Hello does anybody run wine for windows apts ??
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby jerry » Mar 13th, '14, 21:07

No by all means merge
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby isadora » Mar 13th, '14, 21:12

jerry wrote:Hello does anybody run wine for windows apts ??

Can't follow you on this one in the scope of this topic.
Can you probably open a separate topic, and be more specific, thanks.
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby madcowsonthewall » Apr 15th, '14, 21:30

Is there a new version?

I get:
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[root@localhost piet]# urpmi ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/mageia/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/nonfree/release/get-skype-4.2.0.11-5.mga4.nonfree.noarch.rpm
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 19
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby doktor5000 » Apr 15th, '14, 21:39

madcowsonthewall wrote:ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/mageia/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/nonfree/release/


Obviously there's a new version. You could have easily looked that up yourself on the mirror, see URL above.
If nobody tell me that a new version exists, I'll probably not go looking for this.

This is what the initial post said:
Current Skype version for linux as of 05/22/2013: 4.2.0.11


Updated the initial post now ... *sigh*
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Re: [MAQeia] Skype (32 and 64 bits)

Postby madcowsonthewall » Apr 15th, '14, 22:27

Thanks. I can see that updating the link is quite annoying, but so is as a non-expert trying to figure out how to get Skype installed.

I'm still not there:
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[root@localhost piet]# urpmi ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/mageia/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/nonfree/release/get-skype-4.2.0.13-3.mga5.nonfree.noarch.rpm
The following packages can't be installed because they depend on packages
that are older than the installed ones:
libdri-drivers-10.0.2-1.mga4.tainted
libmesagl1-10.0.2-1.mga4.tainted
libqtwebkit2.2_4-2.3.3-3.mga4
libqtopengl4-4.8.5-7.mga4
get-skype-4.2.0.13-3.mga5.nonfree
Continue installation anyway? (Y/n) y
While some packages may have been installed, there were failures.
The following packages can't be installed because they depend on packages
that are older than the installed ones:
libdri-drivers-10.0.2-1.mga4.tainted
libmesagl1-10.0.2-1.mga4.tainted
libqtwebkit2.2_4-2.3.3-3.mga4
libqtopengl4-4.8.5-7.mga4
get-skype-4.2.0.13-3.mga5.nonfree
Continue installation anyway?
[root@localhost piet]# urpmi --auto-update
medium "Core Release (distrib1)" is up-to-date
medium "Core Updates (distrib3)" is up-to-date
medium "Nonfree Release (distrib11)" is up-to-date
medium "Nonfree Updates (distrib13)" is up-to-date
medium "Tainted Release (distrib21)" is up-to-date
medium "Tainted Backports (distrib27)" is up-to-date
medium "Core 32bit Release (distrib31)" is up-to-date
medium "Nonfree 32bit Release (distrib36)" is up-to-date
medium "Tainted 32bit Release (distrib41)" is up-to-date
Packages are up to date
[root@localhost piet]#
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