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Re: Skype 2.0 beta on debian sid amd64?

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Gudjon I. Gudjonsson wrote:
> Hi
>>> I want to use the skype 2.0 beta .deb package on my debian amd64 sid
>>> system.
>>> I saw hell a lot of guides hwoto use chroot, but I don't want a chroot!
>>> Any guide available which is simple enough (e.g. just install some .deb
>>> and it works?)?
>> Tecnically, you can't simply install the .deb in the 64-bit system, as
>> it is for a 32-bit debian. In practice, you can try
>> --force-architecture (or something similar), but there is no guarantee
>> that there are packages with the 32-bit libraries that Skype needs,
>> and even if there are, it might simply not work.
> I have always had problem with force-architechture next time I try to
> upgrade. I have been running the static version of skype directly in my 64
> bit system. I copy the binary to /usr/local/bin and run it without any
> problems or chroot.
> I just installed 2.0 beta. The 32-bit libXss.so.1* must be copied to
> /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib and then it runs smoothly.

To bad, grabbed it, copy the folder into /opt/ and symlinked the bin
file... Now it wants a libasound.so.2 lib...

> Hope it helps
> Gudjon

Lars Schimmer
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