Package Details: skypeforlinux-preview-bin

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Package Base: skypeforlinux-preview-bin
Description: Skype for Linux - Preview/Insider Version
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Keywords: skype
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skype, skypeforlinux, skypeforlinux-stable-bin
Provides: skype, skypeforlinux
Submitter: bulletmark
Maintainer: bulletmark
Last Packager: bulletmark
Votes: 446
Popularity: 0.065518
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:54 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-11-28 20:50 (UTC)

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bulletmark commented on 2020-04-30 10:03 (UTC)

To get automatic login, install a package that provides org.freedesktop.secrets, e.g. gnome-keyring.

To get a systray icon, install libappindicator-gtk3. On GNOME, then install

bulletmark commented on 2018-02-15 21:38 (UTC) (edited on 2018-06-07 11:18 (UTC) by bulletmark)

Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top. Also, BEFORE flagging this package out of date please check that it has not already been updated here to the new version.

Note that AUR package skypeforlinux-stable-bin is the version Microsoft release as their "stable" version. AUR package skypeforlinux-preview-bin is the version Microsoft release as their preview version and will always be a later version than the stable version.

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bulletmark commented on 2023-04-14 23:57 (UTC)

I downloaded the RPM file in Germany and got a different SHA checksum to what I get from Australia. Then I downloaded the DEB file there and got the same checksum. Given that, I have switched the build to the DEB file with new version so should work ok now.

BujuArena commented on 2023-04-14 21:49 (UTC)

To add to the gathered data, I did not encounter this issue from New Westminster, Canada. I guess this means that I was served the same package as bulletmark.

Considering this issue, I wonder if it's valuable at this point to move back to using the deb packages located in ; in this case, specifically the package located at

From here using DNS, resolves to ( and 2600:140a:c000:690::1263), and the deb equivalent file's sha256sum output is 337361ef1b2a1f9b18513b0f7f73df467e8fbe793480fb91b03cf36603438a03 skypeforlinux_8.96.76.407_amd64.deb.

If the deb file's sha256 sum matches mine from Canada when downloaded from Germany, it could be worth it. The alternative of gathering a list of valid sums for each release sounds relatively uncomfortable.

chainofflowers commented on 2023-04-14 13:54 (UTC) (edited on 2023-04-14 14:25 (UTC) by chainofflowers)

I am also getting a different SHA256SUM, and it is also consistent across different downloads. If I change the download location, then I get different files. for me atm resolves:

  • from Germany to ( and gets: 551a8a7656b89aaf5d5e31e7c1d97d90a57ca62193cee30766ad517a27d94c4b skypeforlinux_8.96.76.407-1.x86_64.rpm

  • from the US to (` and gets: 20e50be29c94de23af95ac228c81c5e508741a2dbf7fa1faaa3c951f401c5683 skypeforlinux_8.96.76.407-1.x86_64.rpm

Once extracted, the archive contents look exactly the same (diff -r reports no differences). It's just the RPM file that is different, because the tags RSAHEADER and SIGPGP vary. It looks to me like they are packaged "locally in the zone" where they can be found...

iyanmv commented on 2023-04-14 12:05 (UTC)

I can confirm the issue with the hash. I even have a different hash than the one reported by peippo. In my case, it is a451fab83f4e2c64ff71c8d1e039fc84b56cf57f71c639882ea54bc3de5b471f

aragon123 commented on 2023-04-14 12:03 (UTC)

I can confirm that the update fails for me as well, with mismatching checksum. But I think this seems to be really related to some issue of the download server, since my downloaded file has a different checksum, than specified in the PKGBUILD, but also different from the one of the other comment:

9e85c2b69ecfe19a2c1509e1cb78dc6529676822b611085b17484b3f8ce60c97  skypeforlinux-preview-bin/skypeforlinux_8.96.76.407-1.x86_64.rpm

However the checksum seems to be consistent between different downloads.

bulletmark commented on 2023-04-14 09:34 (UTC)

Well the sha256sum for skypeforlinux_8.96.76.407-1.x86_64.rpm for me is as listed in the PKGBUILD. I have downloaded it again and still same. Please delete the file so it fetches again. Perhaps Microsoft/Skype had/have inconsistent files across their CDN?

peippo commented on 2023-04-14 06:51 (UTC)

Not @TemplarGR, but having the same issue: the downloaded file’s checksum is a9a1a1fb453bd4bc616c74cf093c6732b149b5c70ea0291bdc4c2738652c3468, while the PKGBUILD expects ab8b77b13980c6908caa4a4a4373805840211d60a09c3fb43ddab3d46cb201a6

bulletmark commented on 2023-04-13 22:23 (UTC)

@TemplarGR, please post the actual error message because I don't see any problem.