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-preview-bin
Provides: skype, skypeforlinux
Submitter: bulletmark
Maintainer: bulletmark
Last Packager: bulletmark
Votes: 324
Popularity: 2.85
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:56 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-11-28 20:48 (UTC)

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bulletmark commented on 2020-04-30 10:01 (UTC) (edited on 2022-06-13 00:22 (UTC) by bulletmark)

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 the appindicator extension.

bulletmark commented on 2018-02-15 12:21 (UTC) (edited on 2022-06-13 00:22 (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Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top. Also, BEFORE flagging this package out of date please check that it has not already been updated here to the new version.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 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 PLEASE DO NOT FLAG THE STABLE VERSION OUT OF DATE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THIS!

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Hanabishi commented on 2023-09-19 21:54 (UTC)

Are you sure it won't break X11? Did you test that with X11?

--ozone-platform-hint=auto can be used instead, as described in

Also --enable-webrtc-pipewire-capturer may solve issues with screen capture. Not tested it though.

bulletmark commented on 2023-09-19 21:16 (UTC)

@MajorMayor, you cp /usr/local/share/applications/skypeforlinux.desktop ~/.local/share/applications and then edit it how you want but I'd first work out why your system is busted since it works fine for the rest of us using GNOME on Wayland.

Hi-Angel commented on 2023-09-19 20:07 (UTC)


Not a maintainer, just a passerby user.

This doesn't start at all on Gnome / Wayland

That's odd, it should work under XWayland no problem. I was just recently helping to a colleague using Ubuntu, where Skype couldn't share the screen because its engineers way behind everyone on making their app work natively on Wayland.

Are you sure you have xorg-xwayland package installed? Do other XWayland apps work for you?

Can you maybe also add "--ozone-platform=wayland --enable-eatures=WaylandWindowDecorations" to the .desktop file

Are you sure it won't break X11? Did you test that with X11?

MajorMayer commented on 2023-09-19 15:26 (UTC)

This doesn't start at all on Gnome / Wayland which is the default protocol on Manjaro at least (not sure what it is on Arch). Can you maybe also add "--ozone-platform=wayland --enable-eatures=WaylandWindowDecorations" to the .desktop file?

bulletmark commented on 2023-08-01 22:49 (UTC)

@willgame, yes the skype devs appear to have changed the content of the skypeforlinux-stable-bin and skypeforlinux-preview-bin source tgz files but have kept the same file names and versions (yuck!). So I have updated the checksums for both packages. I also now embed the $pkgrel in the download file names to avoid integrity checksum errors for any users who have cached the previous file. Unfortunately, if this happens again, then all we can do is rely on users to message me here.

willgame commented on 2023-08-01 14:46 (UTC) (edited on 2023-08-01 14:50 (UTC) by willgame)

    Building skypeforlinux-stable-bin...
    ==> Making package: skypeforlinux-stable-bin (Вт 01 авг 2023 11:44:11)
    ==> Checking runtime dependencies...
    ==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
    ==> Retrieving sources...
      -> Found skypeforlinux_8.100.0.203_amd64.deb
    ==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
        skypeforlinux_8.100.0.203_amd64.deb ... FAILED
    ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!

bulletmark commented on 2023-07-27 11:25 (UTC)

Well comparing that version to all the other versions listed there pretty clearly seems a typo.

schard commented on 2023-07-27 11:20 (UTC)

bulletmark commented on 2023-07-27 11:15 (UTC)

@InFerNo, if you are going to say that "Skype claims the latest version to be .." then one would expect you to post a link to where that is claimed.

InFerNo commented on 2023-07-27 11:00 (UTC)

Skype claims the latest version to be "Skype for Linux version 8.984.0.206", which is wildly different from the version numbers this package currently has ( How come it's so different?