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Re: What is the matter with the "http://people.debian.org/~rafael/skype-amd64/"?

Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> Michael Neuffer wrote:
>> Wolodja Wentland wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 07:53 +0400, James Brown wrote:
>>>> Do you know will anybody intend to maintain the skype packages for Debian?
>>> I am not aware of any DD maintaining skype packages, but Skype used to have a
>>> debian repository at:
>>> deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
>>> which might serve your needs.
>> But not for amd64
>> Cheers
>>    Mike
> I have installed the 32 bit version of Skype on a pure 64 bit install of 
> Debian (lenny when it was testing) and it worked fine.  Don't ask me how 
> it worked, but it did.  I found the idea on the old Linux forum at Skype 
> as someone else had done it before and posted their results.  There were 
> a few amd64 bit users on that forum who installed 32 bit Skype and it 
> worked for all of us, at least all of us who posted back to the forum on 
> the subject after trying it.
> IIRC all I did was download the .deb for Debian from Skype and run dpkg 
> -i pkg.version.deb and it worked. 

The minimum you need to do in that case is to force the architecture and
then install all missing 32bit libraries.


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