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vectorlankamp

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skype for Vector linux
« on: March 24, 2010, 03:40:39 am »
will Skype (or something identical) become available via Gslapt

this is usefull to make phonecalls over the internet

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Re: skype for Vector linux
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 05:20:31 am »
Until someone does, you can always give it a whirl yourself.

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/
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Re: skype for Vector linux
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 10:09:05 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.
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Re: skype for Vector linux
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 11:19:31 am »
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.

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Re: skype for Vector linux
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 07:58:40 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?
« Last Edit: August 05, 2010, 08:01:38 pm by Pita »

gacl

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Re: skype for Vector linux
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 06:16:29 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
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Re: skype for Vector linux
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 05:26:27 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.

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Re: skype for Vector linux
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2010, 02:48:45 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
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