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: 7.36
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Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top. Also, BEFORE flagging this package out of date please check that it has not already been updated here to the new version.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 PLEASE DO NOT FLAG THE STABLE VERSION OUT OF DATE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THIS!

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txtsd commented on 2021-04-14 11:30

Is it normal for the stable package to show an available update which is actually a preview build?

Hi-Angel commented on 2021-03-04 20:27

Fun thing is Skype. While following in defence of swap, I replaced the vm.swappiness = 10 I usually used with much larger vm.swappiness = 100 (which btw was worth it, despite me having a slow HDD, not an SSD. Although might be because I also use zswap), and I expected Skype to be one of the 1st apps on my system to go into swap, since I only use it once in the morning, and throughout the rest of the day it just idles in background. Well, for some reason it is far from reality. Skype has 6 processes, and all of them went through, I think, 2 swap storms upon me getting critically low on RAM, with 0 (zero!) kilobytes in SWAP (I monitor it with smem -kc "name user pid vss pss rss swap")! 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). For comparison: the 2.9M-in-swap process is surrounded (in terms of PSS) by emacs and plasma, that has 6.1M and 53.8M in swap respectively.

Idk yet why Skype behaves that way, but am very curious. An interesting behavior, and can't say one I like. So, anyway, just sharing, in case someone might have an insight into it, or just might be interested.

bodograumann commented on 2021-03-04 17:08

I was able to work around the current alsa problem by creating aliases in the ~/.asoundrc: {
  type hw
  card PCH
  device 0

pcm.mic_call {
  type hw
  card PCH
  device 0

pcm.loopback_call {
  type hw
  card PCH
  device 0

nimbusflow commented on 2021-02-28 23:30

Thanks @mozo. It's working when I use apulse, so I'm guessing it's an ALSA-related problem. These links I found seem to suggest that too:

mozo commented on 2021-02-28 00:09

@nimbusflow Everything is ok on my end.

nimbusflow commented on 2021-02-27 23:56

Ever since I updated to I can't make/answer calls - every time I do, skype automatically logs me out. This happens even with test calls.

Anyone else having similar issues? I haven't tried to downgrade to yet.

beroal commented on 2021-02-19 17:06

@porcaror It builds for me.

porcaror commented on 2021-02-17 10:06

While trying to build the last package I have the following errors:

Retrieving sources... -> Downloading skypeforlinux_8.69.0.77_amd64.deb... % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0 curl: (60) SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate More details here:

curl failed to verify the legitimacy of the server and therefore could not establish a secure connection to it. To learn more about this situation and how to fix it, please visit the web page mentioned above. ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading Aborting...

freebench commented on 2021-01-18 08:26

keyring works fine for a single account - after a successful login on next skype launch it logs in automatically indeed. Is it possible to store creds for two accounts ? So on launch it asks which account to login

bulletmark commented on 2020-12-08 23:10

@manjaro_loover, RTFW.