Package Details: skypeforlinux-stable-bin

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Package Base: skypeforlinux-stable-bin
Description: Skype for Linux - Stable/Release Version
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Keywords: skype
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skype, skypeforlinux, skypeforlinux-beta-bin, skypeforlinux-bin, skypeforlinux-preview-bin
Provides: skype, skypeforlinux
Submitter: bulletmark
Maintainer: bulletmark
Last Packager: bulletmark
Votes: 185
Popularity: 11.406846
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:56
Last Updated: 2019-10-08 14:08

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bulletmark commented on 2018-02-15 12:21

Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top. Also, BEFORE flagging this package out of date please check that it has not already been updated here to the new version.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 is always a later version than the stable version. PLEASE DO NOT FLAG THE STABLE VERSION OUT OF DATE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THIS!

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GuardCat commented on 2019-09-11 06:29

If the app doesn't start, probably you need to create conf file in /etc/sysctl.d with that content: kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1.

sudo echo "kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1" > /etc/sysctl.d/00-local-userns.conf

vasya commented on 2019-09-03 06:51

smorky, read some comments below please... In short, you're probably using linux-hardened (same as me BTW), and you need to either ln -sf /usr/lib/chromium/chrome-sandbox /usr/share/skypeforlinux/chrome-sandbox if you have chromium installed, or do what you did with giving root access to Skype if you trust it enough.

smorky commented on 2019-09-03 06:43

After updating, my Skype fails to start with

The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing I'm aborting now. You need to make sure that /usr/share/skypeforlinux/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755.

in the log file. It works when I chmod the chrome-sandbox file to the 4755 mode. Does anyone else get that or is there some quirk with my Manjaro Stable installation?

tschertel commented on 2019-08-28 23:21

@bulletmark Thanks for clarifying. Keep up the good work.

bulletmark commented on 2019-08-28 23:11

@tschertel, I last checked a few versions ago and that hack was still required.

tschertel commented on 2019-08-28 23:02

@bulletmark thanks for your feedback.

Is this error still present?

bulletmark commented on 2019-08-28 22:15

@tschertel, click on the "View PKGBUILD" at the top right here. It is just a shell script. You can see that asar is used to unpack and then repack the skype archive to fix up an ugly electron icon upscaling problem. The idea for the fix came from

tschertel commented on 2019-08-28 13:27

Sorry to ask, but why do we need "asar" for "make" the package if this is a "bin" package?

In Skype's website, there's no mention to any dependency but libappindicator1 or GtkStatusIcon. And they are just for notification icon.

bulletmark commented on 2019-08-21 00:10

@vasya, I added an install file with a warning.

vasya commented on 2019-08-20 10:57

@bulletmark I know very well that userns was enabled in linux and linux-lts some months ago. What I also know, is that linux-hardened does NOT have userns enabled. So for all people having this kernel (or a manually compiled kernel with this kind of flag), current skype won't work.

From that point of view, would an INSTALL script make sense, that warns the user if their kernel won't work with Skype? What do you think?

P.S. Thanks for making shellcheck-related fixes!