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#1 2017-08-05 01:39:18

mtbvfr
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Registered: 2017-07-29
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Is there a package for Skype?

Hi All,

Is there a package for Skype somewhere?

Thanks, MTB.

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#2 2017-08-06 01:08:58

garyz.dev1
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Registered: 2017-06-15
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Re: Is there a package for Skype?

I just recently read on one of my Linux newsletters of a open-source Skype replacemtn.
It escapes me as to what it is called but the letter made it sound very recent.
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If Debian doesn't have it packaged , afaik - you would have to do a manual process for installing
or even compiling - I'm no help there!!
GZ

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#3 2017-08-06 08:55:55

MiyoLinux
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Re: Is there a package for Skype?

There's also a browser version. I've read that it works in Chromium and Firefox (with some saying that the video doesn't work in Firefox). I don't use Skype, so I can't say if it works well or not.

https://web.skype.com/


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#4 2017-08-06 11:14:19

Somewhat Reticent
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Re: Is there a package for Skype?

Consider Wire - end-to-end encryption, respecting privacy; GPL3 Freed Open-Source Software.

Last edited by Somewhat Reticent (2017-08-06 11:15:27)

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#5 2017-08-06 14:18:09

fsmithred
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Re: Is there a package for Skype?

skype.com has deb packages that should work on jessie. (They say so.) Looks like 64-bit only. If you're not using pulseaudio and don't want to use it, install apulse first. it's in devuan repos now. (in experimental)

I've used retroshare in the past. I don't know their current state. It uses gpg keys for authentication.

Are there any alternatives that can connect with people who are using skype?

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#6 2017-08-07 01:46:10

mtbvfr
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Re: Is there a package for Skype?

fsmithred wrote:

If you're not using pulseaudio and don't want to use it, install apulse first. it's in devuan repos now. (in experimental)

I've used retroshare in the past. I don't know their current state. It uses gpg keys for authentication.

Are there any alternatives that can connect with people who are using skype?

As per my Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute keys not working Topic there is a mixture of Alsa and pulseaudio software installed. Will this apulse package fix the problems I have noted in that topic?

Can I add the following to the /etc/apt/sources.list file

deb http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/devuan experimental main

... to point to the following location?

http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/devuan/di … ary-amd64/

Can I do this before installing rsyslog and upgrading to ascii?

Thanks, MTB.

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#7 2017-08-07 01:47:32

mtbvfr
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Re: Is there a package for Skype?

Somewhat Reticent wrote:

Consider Wire - end-to-end encryption, respecting privacy; GPL3 Freed Open-Source Software.

I'll look into this app later, thanks!

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#8 2017-08-07 10:40:06

fsmithred
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Re: Is there a package for Skype?

As per my Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute keys not working Topic there is a mixture of Alsa and pulseaudio software installed. Will this apulse package fix the problems I have noted in that topic?

Can I add the following to the /etc/apt/sources.list file

deb http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/devuan experimental main

... to point to the following location?

http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/devuan/di … ary-amd64/

Can I do this before installing rsyslog and upgrading to ascii?

Thanks, MTB.

Apulse is used to satisfy dependency on pulseaudio without having pulseaudio installed. I don't know if it will help your volume key problem. Add the deb line to sources.list and then install with

apt-get update
apt-get -t experimental install apulse

I would do this before upgrading to ascii. You have a better chance of identifying the source of any problems by changing one thing at a time. My personal preference is to remove pulseaudio as soon as I notice that it's installed (or do a more controlled installation of the system and make sure it doesn't get installed in the first place.)

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#9 2017-08-07 23:13:33

greenjeans
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Registered: 2017-04-07
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Re: Is there a package for Skype?

fsmithred wrote:

My personal preference is to remove pulseaudio as soon as I notice that it's installed (or do a more controlled installation of the system and make sure it doesn't get installed in the first place.)

Sadly, it's a dependency of Mate....sucks, for a DE that forked because of the garbageware that Gnome had become, it seems ridiculous and counterintuitive (not to mention counter-productive) that it :

a: requires the pulse crap
b: continues to rely completely on dconf, more crap, what kind of trying-to-be-a-closed-source-weenie thinks it's a great idea to use binary config files in userspace?
c: is now going all gtk3, which is currently pretty crappy and looks to be getting worse

Mate is regressing instead of forking. I think it's time to fork Mate into something useable without all this Gnome/Redcrap pottyware.


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