Package Details: skypeforlinux-preview-bin

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Package Base: skypeforlinux-preview-bin
Description: Skype for Linux - Preview/Insider Version
Upstream URL:
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: 429
Popularity: 2.088716
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:54
Last Updated: 2019-07-19 07:56

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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Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top. Also, BEFORE flagging this package out of date please check that it has not already been updated here to the new version.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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berturion commented on 2019-05-23 09:46

@Firechris, I had the exact same problem.

module.exports.createPackage = async function (src, dest) {

SyntaxError: Unexpected token function
    at createScript (vm.js:56:10)
    at Object.runInThisContext (vm.js:97:10)
    at Module._compile (module.js:549:28)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:586:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:494:32)
    at tryModuleLoad (module.js:453:12)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:445:3)
    at Module.require (module.js:504:17)
    at require (internal/module.js:20:19)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/lib/node_modules/asar/bin/asar.js:2:12)
==> ERREUR : Une erreur s’est produite dans package().
Error making: skypeforlinux-preview-bin

I uninstalled nodejs-lts-boron and installed nodejs. Then yay -S skypeforlinux-preview-bin worked.

Should the package nodejs be a dependency ?

Firechris commented on 2019-04-10 05:32

@bulletmark: Thanks for answering.

My system is up-to-date. I have no custom asar package install, afaik. My version asar:

$ pacman -Q --info asar Name : asar Version : 1.0.0-1 Beschreibung : Creating Electron app packages Architektur : any URL : Lizenzen : MIT Gruppen : Nichts Stellt bereit : Nichts Hängt ab von : nodejs Optionale Abhängigkeiten : Nichts Benötigt von : Nichts Optional für : Nichts In Konflikt mit : Nichts Ersetzt : Nichts Installationsgröße : 1150,00 KiB Packer : Nicola Squartini Erstellt am : So 10 Mär 2019 09:19:01 CET Installiert am : Mi 10 Apr 2019 07:29:01 CEST Installationsgrund : Installiert als Abhängigkeit für ein anderes Paket Installations-Skript : Nein Verifiziert durch : Signatur

bulletmark commented on 2019-04-09 22:28

@Firechris, you say "there is a problem with asar.js on my machine" Have you installed a custom asar package? What version asar package do you have? Is your system up to date? etc.

Firechris commented on 2019-04-09 15:54

I tried to install this package but it seems there is a problem with asar.js on my machine, see

/usr/lib/node_modules/asar/lib/asar.js:46 .then(([filenames, metadata]) => module.exports.createPackageFromFiles(src, dest, filenames, metadata, options)) ^

SyntaxError: Unexpected token [

Fuller log:

==> Von skypeforlinux-preview-bin benötigt: - gtk3 (bereits installiert) - libxss (bereits installiert) - gconf (bereits installiert) - alsa-lib (bereits installiert) - libxtst (bereits installiert) - libsecret (bereits installiert) - nss (bereits installiert) - glibc>=2.28-4 (bereits installiert) - asar (bereits installiert) [makedepend]

==> Mit dem Erstellen von skypeforlinux-preview-bin fortfahren?[J/n] ==> ---------------------------------------------------------------- ==> ==> Erstelle und installiere Paket ==> Erstelle Paket: skypeforlinux-preview-bin (Di 09 Apr 2019 17:48:38 CEST) ==> Prüfe Laufzeit-Abhängigkeiten... ==> Prüfe Buildtime-Abhängigkeiten... ==> Empfange Quellen... -> Lade skypeforlinux_8.43.76.38_amd64.deb herunter... % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 70.0M 100 70.0M 0 0 8987k 0 0:00:07 0:00:07 --:--:-- 9094k ==> Überprüfe source Dateien mit sha256sums... skypeforlinux_8.43.76.38_amd64.deb ... Durchgelaufen ==> Entpacke Quellen... -> Entpacke skypeforlinux_8.43.76.38_amd64.deb mit bsdtar ==> Betrete fakeroot Umgebung... ==> Beginne package()... /usr/lib/node_modules/asar/lib/asar.js:46 .then(([filenames, metadata]) => module.exports.createPackageFromFiles(src, dest, filenames, metadata, options)) ^

SyntaxError: Unexpected token [ at exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:53:16) at Module._compile (module.js:387:25) at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:422:10) at Module.load (module.js:357:32) at Function.Module._load (module.js:314:12) at Module.require (module.js:367:17) at require (internal/module.js:16:19) at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/lib/node_modules/asar/bin/asar.js:2:12) at Module._compile (module.js:413:34) at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:422:10) ==> FEHLER: Ein Fehler geschah in package(). Breche ab... ==> FEHLER:Makepkg konnte skypeforlinux-preview-bin nicht erstellen. ==> Erstellen von skypeforlinux-preview-bin neu starten?[j/N] ==> ---------------------------------------------------------

fettouhi commented on 2019-04-07 14:14

The last couple of version of Skype hang for me when I try to close the app completely via try (on KDE). Anybody else noticed that?

bulletmark commented on 2019-03-22 22:22

@eazolotov, the high CPU usage since 3.32 is not to do with skype. It is due to the Topicons related extensions as stated all over the Arch and other forums, bugtrackers, reddit, etc. You have to disable that extension until a fix appears.

eazolotov commented on 2019-03-22 15:57

hmmm...high cpu usage after update gnome 3.32(

ant commented on 2019-02-07 12:28

This works for me in up-to-date Arch ATTOW. On the contrary the stable version crashes silently during login.

RunAndTumble commented on 2018-12-09 20:30

Hey Folks,

For some reason I can't update my skype status (I'm using Arch + Mate). It stopped working a few releases ago, now I can only see the list of statuses, however, all of them are inactive. Any ideas?

bulletmark commented on 2018-11-08 23:37

@balwierz, yes sorry I didn't realise the small asar package pulled in nodejs because it was already installed on my system. That is definitely a valid complaint but there is no other way to extract + repack the asar file unfortunately. It's a messy and deficient hack anyhow so hopefully Microsoft will fix this properly.