Package Details: skypeforlinux-bin

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Package Base: skypeforlinux-bin
Description: Skype for Linux WebRTC Beta
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skypeforlinux
Provides: skypeforlinux
Submitter: ImNtReal
Maintainer: ImNtReal
Last Packager: ImNtReal
Votes: 277
Popularity: 22.267528
First Submitted: 2016-07-13 14:43
Last Updated: 2017-07-18 20:15

Latest Comments

btomza commented on 2017-07-19 18:25

I've found an issue when you call to a physical number (for example a toll-free) and you need to enter code to validate in the call, you can not do it.
(let me share an screenshot

I have to install an old version to fix it, take a look the sudo97's comment.

LucyDemoon commented on 2017-07-18 17:19

i edited the pkversion localy to:

# Maintainer: Jameson Pugh <>

pkgdesc="Skype for Linux WebRTC"
depends=('gtk2' 'libxss' 'gconf' 'alsa-lib' 'libxtst' 'libsecret' 'nss')

package() {
cd "${srcdir}"

tar -xJC "${pkgdir}" -f data.tar.xz
install -d "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/skypeforlinux-bin"
mv "${pkgdir}/usr/share/skypeforlinux/LICENSE" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/skypeforlinux-bin/"
mv "${pkgdir}/usr/share/skypeforlinux/LICENSES.chromium.html" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/skypeforlinux-bin/"
rm -rf "${pkgdir}/opt"

the have a new link:

georgiy.avakyan commented on 2017-06-26 06:50

Latest version eats all RAM and almost all swap-file after night (idle state). Screen after weekend, but I have same screen after one night.
Opened "Skype RAM consumption" thread on Microsoft Community

vollekannehoschi commented on 2017-06-20 07:48

I can't type in group chats anymore, but see new messages :(

MilanKnizek commented on 2017-06-18 18:19

Anybody got an idea, how to enable the UI languages? At the moment, / Tools / Change Language allows to choose just from a very short list, while the dir /usr/share/skypeforlinux/locales shows quite a long list of *.pak files

siyia commented on 2017-06-18 02:14

Why are all my contacts offline with this version, whereas the old version works fine?Is this an M$ bug?

Omar007 commented on 2017-06-16 13:39

You forgot to bump up $pkgrel when you updated the dependencies.

sudo97 commented on 2017-06-14 15:59

For fixing I did this:
1)loaded skype5.3 with this link:
2)Got an SHA256SUM for this package.
3)Then I put this SHA into the PKBUILD(the 12th line) instead of the old one
4)I also changed pkgver to pkgver=

makepkg -si

everything works fine, don't know the best way to push it here

aya commented on 2017-06-09 02:20

oops seems like no tray icon with the latest kde plasma...

AndreyNovikov commented on 2017-06-08 05:33

fatal: unable to access '': error setting certificate verify locations:
CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
CApath: none

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