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Old 10-28-2017, 03:26 AM   #1
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Skype


Hi, when I open Skype I get the following message:

"Skype

Sorry, this version of Skype is not supported anymore.

Go to Community Forum"

I removed Skype from the opt file and re-installed it from the 4mlinux repository, however got
the same message when opening Skype.

Will there be a new Skype version on the repository soon?

Kind regards!

Last edited by Edward4m; 10-28-2017 at 04:29 AM. Reason: Not enough info, excuse.
 
Old 10-28-2017, 03:49 AM   #2
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maybe:
Go to Community Forum???

ps:
you know skype is not open source and provided for linux as-is by microsoft?
you simply have to upgrade.
 
Old 10-28-2017, 04:56 AM   #3
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maybe:
Go to Community Forum???

ps:
you know skype is not open source and provided for linux as-is by microsoft?
you simply have to upgrade.
But he went to the Community Forum! He's asking about a distribution-specific package, so the official 4MLinux forum is the right place to ask the question.

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Old 10-28-2017, 05:00 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Edward4m View Post
Hi, when I open Skype I get the following message:

"Skype

Sorry, this version of Skype is not supported anymore.

Go to Community Forum"

I removed Skype from the opt file and re-installed it from the 4mlinux repository, however got
the same message when opening Skype.

Will there be a new Skype version on the repository soon?

Kind regards!
Hi,

The "old Skype" was retired by Microsoft. Open your terminal and force the update by executing:
Code:
4mlinuX getskype
Note: this must be 4mlinuX (and not 4mlinux).

Have a nice weekend !
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:17 AM   #5
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Solved and thanks for the speedy reply as allways!
Dobre weekend!

Last edited by Edward4m; 10-28-2017 at 06:24 AM.
 
Old 10-28-2017, 05:24 AM   #6
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I removed Skype from the opt file and re-installed it from the 4mlinux repository, however got
the same message when opening Skype.
The "old Skype" might have been still running in the system try.

.

Last edited by zk1234; 10-28-2017 at 05:26 AM.
 
Old 10-28-2017, 05:28 AM   #7
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Solved and thanks for the speedy reply as ever!
Dobre weekend!
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:37 AM   #8
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you know skype is not open source and provided for linux as-is by microsoft?
I guess he knows. Here is the output of the installation script:
Code:
root@4MLinux:~$ 4mlinuX getskype
Skype is a proprietary software package.
Visit http://www.skype.com for details.
Do you wish to download and install Skype now (y/n)?:
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:10 AM   #9
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But he went to the Community Forum! He's asking about a distribution-specific package, so the official 4MLinux forum is the right place to ask the question.

.
are you saying the message quoted was generated by 4mlinux itself, and not by skype?

in that case i apologize.

i never posted to 4mlinux subforum because the only thing i know about it is that its packaging is different from anything i ever used...
i thought this case is so simple that i can answer - apparently i was wrong.
in retrospect, it does seem a bi weird that skype would ask you to go to their community forum to upgrade...
 
Old 10-29-2017, 06:12 AM   #10
zk1234
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are you saying the message quoted was generated by 4mlinux itself, and not by skype?

in that case i apologize.

i never posted to 4mlinux subforum because the only thing i know about it is that its packaging is different from anything i ever used...
i thought this case is so simple that i can answer - apparently i was wrong.
in retrospect, it does seem a bi weird that skype would ask you to go to their community forum to upgrade...
Hi,

Generated by Skype, of course. However the upstream offers 64-bit Skype only, while 4MLinux is a 32-bit system, so it should be rather obvious that 4MLinux cannot use the vanilla version of Skype, but it must maintain its own solution.

.

Last edited by zk1234; 10-29-2017 at 06:20 AM.
 
  


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