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Title: skype for Vector linux
Post by: vectorlankamp on March 24, 2010, 04:40:39 am
will Skype (or something identical) become available via Gslapt

this is usefull to make phonecalls over the internet
Title: Re: skype for Vector linux
Post by: retired1af on March 24, 2010, 06:20:31 am
Until someone does, you can always give it a whirl yourself.

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/
Title: Re: skype for Vector linux
Post by: never_stop_learning on March 25, 2010, 11:09:05 pm
Here is some more information:

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=10892

Check out stretchedthin's wonderful 'how to' at http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/11.Network-apps/skype/skype-static.htm for 'step-by-step' instructions.
Title: Re: skype for Vector linux
Post by: gacl on August 02, 2010, 12:19:31 pm
Hi,

     I followed the opensourcebistro tutorial for installing Skype but it says nothing about what to do with the skype.conf file. An online script says: cp skype.conf /etc/dbus-1/system.d. Should I do that too?

Thanks.

Gus
Title: Re: skype for Vector linux
Post by: Pita on August 05, 2010, 08:58:40 pm
If I search for skype in gslapt I get  skype version 2.0.0.72-i586-1vl60. This is what
I installed and it shows that it is installed and it is working just fine. It does not
show the location.

/var/log/packages/skype-2.0.0.72-i586-1vl60
/var/log/scripts/skype-2.0.0.72-i586-1vl60

I know someone said he has never seen skype in gslapt so how did mine get there?
Title: Re: skype for Vector linux
Post by: gacl on August 06, 2010, 07:16:29 am
I had the GSlAPT version but I like the new one better because of the screen sharing ability.

Still, is there any harm in putting skype.conf in /etc/dbus-1/system.d ?

Gus
Title: Re: skype for Vector linux
Post by: Pita on August 06, 2010, 06:26:27 pm
I had the GSlAPT version but I like the new one better because of the screen sharing ability.

Still, is there any harm in putting skype.conf in /etc/dbus-1/system.d ?

Gus

It is in my box and I did not even know it, therefore, I assume it does no harm.
Title: Re: skype for Vector linux
Post by: gacl on August 07, 2010, 03:48:45 pm
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It is in my box and I did not even know it, therefore, I assume it does no harm.

Cool. I'll put it there, then. Thanks, PITA.

Gus