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Author Topic: VL-7.1-LIGHT  (Read 9189 times)

nightflier

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Re: VL-7.1-LIGHT
« Reply #75 on: June 21, 2015, 06:08:52 am »

The repos still need some work before we can go final.

Installing a package without dependencies often leaves it non-functional. To obtain the deps for pavucontrol you need to enable the "untested" repo.  (http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/x86/ for 32-bit). That will pull in gtkmm plus a few other packages.

Where did you get Skype from, and what type of installer?
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Re: VL-7.1-LIGHT
« Reply #76 on: June 21, 2015, 07:51:41 am »

I removed skype from my system as soon as Gates bought it.  We need to stand up to these monopolists whenever possible.  There are alternatives.
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Re: VL-7.1-LIGHT
« Reply #77 on: June 21, 2015, 09:13:17 pm »

The repos still need some work before we can go final.

Installing a package without dependencies often leaves it non-functional. To obtain the deps for pavucontrol you need to enable the "untested" repo.  (http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/x86/ for 32-bit). That will pull in gtkmm plus a few other packages.

Where did you get Skype from, and what type of installer?

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/network/skype/

Will check on gtkmm later

« Last Edit: June 21, 2015, 09:17:58 pm by Pita »
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Re: VL-7.1-LIGHT
« Reply #78 on: June 21, 2015, 09:15:22 pm »

I removed skype from my system as soon as Gates bought it.  We need to stand up to these monopolists whenever possible.  There are alternatives.

I fully agree! Unfortunately my contacts are Windows blokes. Hard to change.

And how about those using skype with their cellphone or iphone?
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 01:22:10 am by Pita »
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Re: VL-7.1-LIGHT
« Reply #79 on: June 22, 2015, 05:07:43 am »

This really belongs in a different topic, and opens up several cans of worms. A few thoughts:
- Best approach would be to make a request for Skype in the "New package requests" area.
Otherwise, working with what you have:
- Enable the untested repo and re-install pavucontrol. It will pull in 7 other pkgs as deps.
- Read the notes that come with that slackbuild: http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/14.1/network/skype/README.SLACKWARE
- You may try to use the "Dynamic" package on the Skype download page.
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Re: VL-7.1-LIGHT
« Reply #80 on: June 22, 2015, 05:20:44 am »

Unfortunately, Skype under Linux is notoriously buggy and unstable, even for those distros that are more mainstream and provide Skype in their distribution repos.
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Re: VL-7.1-LIGHT
« Reply #81 on: June 22, 2015, 02:12:22 pm »

I got skype working on Light.  ;D

First, I installed pavucontrol+deps from untested repo.
Next, I downloaded the "dynamic" version from skype.com,
extracted it (as root) to /opt with "tar xvf skype-4.3.0.37.tar.bz2 -C /opt"
Then run "/opt/skype-4.3.0.37/skype" (as user).

Had to fiddle with pavucontrol to find the correct settings, but finally made a successful test call.
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Re: VL-7.1-LIGHT
« Reply #82 on: June 23, 2015, 01:20:13 am »

I got skype working on Light.  ;D

First, I installed pavucontrol+deps from untested repo.
Next, I downloaded the "dynamic" version from skype.com,
extracted it (as root) to /opt with "tar xvf skype-4.3.0.37.tar.bz2 -C /opt"
Then run "/opt/skype-4.3.0.37/skype" (as user).

Had to fiddle with pavucontrol to find the correct settings, but finally made a successful test call.

Got mine working as well.  :)
However, the skype from the site I mentioned before.
5 libraries had to be installed from untested repo.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 01:25:29 am by Pita »
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