Package Details: skype

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Package Base: skype
Description: P2P software for high-quality voice communication
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: Rhinoceros
Maintainer: Rhinoceros
Last Packager: Rhinoceros
Votes: 150
Popularity: 5.240042
First Submitted: 2016-07-30 06:34
Last Updated: 2017-04-25 12:02

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Rhinoceros commented on 2017-06-05 03:07

According to Microsoft, this version of Skype "will be retired on July 1, 2017" [a].

See here [b] to install the beta version (web version in a wrapper).


Rhinoceros commented on 2017-05-14 01:49

lib32-qt4 4.8.7-13 has been updated to fix the lib32-openssl issues. lib32-openssl-1.0 is no longer required. If you are still having issues with skype, please make sure everything is up to date.

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Rhinoceros commented on 2017-09-23 13:15

@kwacka This package is not out of date. Please read the pinned wiki link. This version is still working for me at least.

Rhinoceros commented on 2017-09-08 01:25

@techandy1 No, this is not out of date. Read the pinned wiki link.

kyrias commented on 2017-08-29 21:16

You need to import the public key to be able to verify the PGP signature.


dfjigdfijgojio commented on 2017-08-29 19:00

==> Validating source files with sha512sums...
libmng-2.0.3.tar.xz ... Passed
libmng-2.0.3.tar.xz.asc ... Skipped
==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
libmng-2.0.3.tar.xz ... FAILED (unknown public key F54984BFA16C640F)
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build lib32-libmng.

how fix this?

Rhinoceros commented on 2017-08-14 00:47

@Andy_Random I don't use i386, but that seems reasonable prima facie. However, from the sounds of it then skype would conflict with qtwebkit, which isn't ideal.

Andy_Random commented on 2017-08-13 03:15

pacman -S qtwebkit
error: target not found: qtwebkit
I will NOT build libQtWebKit from source. This would take 2 days compiling on my old notebook.
Workaround: use from lib32-qt4-4.8.7-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
Copy to /usr/share/skype/lib/
Binary still working at 11-AUG-2017.
Please fix the package.

Techman35 commented on 2017-07-11 01:48

Rhinoceros, im still using skype on july 10, i hope it keep woking cuz for me is better then the version 5

Rhinoceros commented on 2017-07-03 01:05

@quellen In general, I'd recommend not installing old versions of packages. In this case, lib32-qt4 has been patched multiple times since 4.8.7-7 [a]. Also, if you hardcode the PKGBUILD (or pacman) to use an old version, then you're not going to get future upgrades and vulnerability fixes.


quellen commented on 2017-07-02 21:32

lib32-qt4 needs too much time to be compiled. skype could be installed with an old version of lib32-qt4:
# pacman -U
# pacman -S lib32-openssl-1.0

Rhinoceros commented on 2017-06-10 06:15

@cdkitching What version of lib32-qt4 are you running?

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