Package Details: skypeforlinux-preview-bin 8.72.76.13-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/skypeforlinux-preview-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: skypeforlinux-preview-bin
Description: Skype for Linux - Preview/Insider Version
Upstream URL: http://www.skype.com
Keywords: skype
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skype, skypeforlinux, skypeforlinux-beta-bin, skypeforlinux-bin, skypeforlinux-stable-bin
Provides: skype, skypeforlinux
Replaces: skypeforlinux-bin
Submitter: bulletmark
Maintainer: bulletmark
Last Packager: bulletmark
Votes: 454
Popularity: 3.96
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:54
Last Updated: 2021-04-16 06:38

Pinned Comments

bulletmark commented on 2020-04-30 10:03

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 https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/615/appindicator-support/.

bulletmark commented on 2018-02-15 21:38

Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top. Also, BEFORE flagging this package out of date please check that it has not already been updated here to the new version.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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BujuArena commented on 2021-04-11 04:05

Looks like they finally fixed their deb builds, after you've already rebased to RPM: https://repo.skype.com/deb/pool/main/s/skypeforlinux/

Better late than never!

BujuArena commented on 2021-04-01 23:59

Thanks so much for being so active in solving this. It's working well here. I appreciate your heroic effort.

bulletmark commented on 2021-03-30 01:41

I have rebased this package off the RPM package, not the DEB package due to this issue.

bulletmark commented on 2021-03-18 05:03

All, the Skype packaging system is currently broken so the "new update" notification you are seeing in Skype is wrong. Version 8.69.76.76 is still currently the latest available preview/insider package.

bulletmark commented on 2020-11-12 02:41

@Roken, no point posting that comment here. Post it on the skype forums.

Roken commented on 2020-11-12 00:48

xfce4 there's a problem when setting to start hidden (minimised to tray) in that there's a ghost of a window, that can only be dismissed by opening skype from the tray icon and then closing it again.

bulletmark commented on 2020-04-30 10:03

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 https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/615/appindicator-support/.

gamezelda commented on 2020-03-27 10:43

A warning about missing unprivileged_userns_clone is incorrectly printed by the post-install script if the linux-mainline kernel is used. This is because unprivileged_userns_clone is not an official Linux kernel option but an Arch-specific option that matches the official kernel behavior when enabled ( https://git.archlinux.org/linux.git/commit/?h=v5.5.13-arch1&id=b7ea2fa503702cbbd1eb2d38371b5650aab88666 ). So, even though the warning is printed, Skype still works correctly on linux-mainline.

Behem0th commented on 2019-12-05 03:28

https://www.archlinux.org/todo/gnome-keyring-dependency-replacement-with-orgfreedesktopsecrets/

fettouhi commented on 2019-10-15 11:56

Does anyone use this package with KDE Plasma 5. For me it hangs at first launch sometimes because the gnome-keyring password login window doesn't appear, so I have to kill the process and launch it again and the keyring login window shows up. This issue has only been present within the last few new relases of skype though. But Skype been a headache with autologin on KDE for years now at it still isn't fixed sadly.