ROSA Linux Bugzilla – Bug 1096
rosa2012.1b1,supply last version 4.1 of skype
Last modified: 2012-12-24 15:56:54 MSK
Description of problem:
please supply last version 4.1 of skype
*** Bug 1134 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
get-skype in 32bit repos has been updated to 18.104.22.168.
The question is - are we going to do something special for 64bit systems? Previously, we were providing statically linked skype for them, but skype-static is no longer available in upstream. And it doesn't make much sense to provide 32bit dynamically linked skype in 64bit system - it requires 32bit libs, so users will have to enable 32bit repositories in any case; but then they can just install skype from 32bit repos.
So the current solution - if you want to use the latest skype, install it from 32bit repositories even in 64bit system.
ok but by when we install rosa 2012.1 then it does not install the 32 bit sources
if we ask the in the software manager to add sources it only install 64 bit source
You may install add32to64media package... But only main...
Skype developer broke all - it's drop static libs and we need all 32 bit repo. But add all 32 bit repo will break you 64 bit systems..
Say Skype developers - Guys, world not only 32-bit...
We investigate what we may doing, but this is not good solution provide 32 repo in 64 bit system..
make a meta package wich load and install the dynamic version ?
i will test the mib solution
So the final solution is that currently we provide only 32bit skype in 32bit repositories.
For detailed instructions on how to install it, please refer to
get-skype was removed from 64 bit repo as well.