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Old 11-19-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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Question Skype for Debian Lenny?


Skype website has software available for ETch which doesnt work with Lenny.

any link for Lenny version?
 
Old 11-19-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Must be some other problem. I have the Etch version running on Lenny on at least four computers (in various states of keeping current with dist-upgrade), two of them being 64-bits.

What exactly do you see (or do you not see) when you say 'it doesn work.

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Old 11-19-2008, 10:10 PM   #3
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A statically linked version would not have any dependencies, so you could always try that (it's just a much bigger download).
 
Old 11-20-2008, 05:30 AM   #4
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Given the size of the file (15 MB) I assume the Etch version is statically linked. For Debian no alternatives are available.

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:13 PM   #5
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I would say debian is a bit new for me so i would appriciate if i be guided step by step please.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 02:06 PM   #6
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i have downloaded it directly from the website and after installation effort following is the output

debian:/home/anjum# cd /home/anjum/Desktop/Downloads
debian:/home/anjum/Desktop/Downloads# sudo dpkg -i ./skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb
dpkg: error processing ./skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb (--install):
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:
./skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb
debian:/home/anjum/Desktop/Downloads#

from where do i get skype for amd64 bit?
 
Old 11-20-2008, 02:55 PM   #7
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Click the Static link by downloading it and doing it the old fashioned way by compiling it.

http://skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/
 
Old 11-20-2008, 03:49 PM   #8
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dpkg: error processing ./skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb (--install):
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:
./skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb
debian:/home/anjum/Desktop/Downloads#

from where do i get skype for amd64 bit?
The is no 64-bit Skype and I've written so many times - they just refuse to get their butts into gear and get the job done.

There are many 'how to' notes out there on setting up Skype under 64-bit Debian systems.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 08:53 AM   #9
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Basically you have to install ia32-libs and use
Code:
dpkg -i --force-architecture
It could be that dpkg complains about a missing library, so install that package as well.

And BTW if you had provided us with information about 64bit in the first place you had received this answer 3 days ago. We cannot smell that you are running 64bits and it is relevant enough to note. I even emphasized that I was running it on 32 and 64 bits.

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Old 11-21-2008, 10:26 AM   #10
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Click the Static link by downloading it and doing it the old fashioned way by compiling it.

http://skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/
Please guide me (step by step) how to compile it; if you have that much patience
 
  


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