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: 295
Popularity: 8.03
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:56
Last Updated: 2021-06-09 21:18

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bulletmark commented on 2020-04-30 10:01

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

Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top. Also, BEFORE flagging this package out of date please check that it has not already been updated here to the new version.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 PLEASE DO NOT FLAG THE STABLE VERSION OUT OF DATE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THIS!

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bulletmark commented on 2021-05-14 12:25

@billypilgrim, thanks for the tip. I have changed it.

billypilgrim commented on 2021-05-14 09:17

Quick question: Why do we need rpmextract for this PKGBUILD? Can't bsdtar extract rpms anyway?

Hi-Angel commented on 2021-05-01 13:40

Hi-Angel said on 2021-03-04 23:27:

Fun thing is Skype. […] Only on 3rd swap storm Skype has gotten just a tiny bit of its memory into SWAP (0, 0, 1.8M, 24.0K, 1.2M, 2.9M). Idk yet why Skype behaves that way, but am very curious.

As a follow-up to my older comment, just in case anybody else was wondering about that: apparently, the only reason Skype is kept out of SWAP is that kernel decisions were lacking. While using "multigenerational LRU" patchset, Skype get correctly reclaimed into SWAP. I hope this patchset will get upstreamed sooner rather than later.

txtsd commented on 2021-04-17 14:36

@allexj Both of them are optional since Skype does work without them. btw gnome-keyring is just one of many org.freedesktop.screts providers. I use KeePassXC, and it's amazing.

allexj commented on 2021-04-17 09:17

please put gnome-keyring and libappindicator-gtk3 in dependencies (not optional)

pescepalla commented on 2021-04-15 07:40


Actually I was trying to build manually because using yay gave me a whole other error but I must have bumbled somewhere because I tried again and it worked.

Thanks so much.

mozo commented on 2021-04-15 07:39

No problems on my end.

Hi-Angel commented on 2021-04-15 07:21

While building I get this error:

warning: https unexpectedly said: 'Version/.git/objects/pack/pack-597ac35cba0f518c446371def883eb47473b7891.keep

Is it only me?

Just built skype, everything is fine, I see no error. So yeah, it's either something on your side, or some sporadic failure on some server.

Any pointers?

Looks as a git related error, but I don't see anything git-related in PKGBUILD. Might it be you're using some aur-helper, and the error come from it when it tried to download the PKGBUILD?

pescepalla commented on 2021-04-15 06:53

While building I get this error:

warning: https unexpectedly said: 'Version/.git/objects/pack/pack-597ac35cba0f518c446371def883eb47473b7891.keep

Is it only me? Any pointers?

bulletmark commented on 2021-04-14 12:53

@txtsd, it was out of date because there was a new stable version which I just updated to now. Note that 8.*.0.* are stable versions, 8.*.76.* are preview versions.