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A workable way to install skype 4.3 in puppy
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Jul 2014, 09:29    Post subject:  A workable way to install skype 4.3 in puppy
Subject description: For developers
 

I started my experiments using wheezy and debian packages. Start with a new frugal install of wheezy. Install by PPM libqtgui and its dependencies from debian without libaudio2_1.9.3. Install libqtwebkit and its dependencies. Install from debian pulseaudio and its dependencies without libsystemd-daemon0_44. Now install the missing libaudio2_1.9.3 and libsystemd-daemon0_44 taking them from the debian packages site by browser (not working by PPM). Install pavucontrol by PPM. Right-click /usr/lib/dbus-1.0/dbus-daemon-launch-helper and tick in properties SUID. Open with geany /etc/pulse/default.pa and uncomment the following lines:

Code:
load-module module-alsa-sink
load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:1,0


Now untar the skype-4.3.0.37.tar.bz2 in /usr/local and create in /usr/bin a file named skype4.3 with the following content:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
exec /usr/local/skype-4.3.0.37/skype "$@"


Create a link to desktop of that launcher.
Save the session creating a savefile with user fido. Boot again loading the savefile. Delete /root/.pulse-cookie. In console:

Code:
pulseadio --start


Now launch skype4.3. The test call is working: no more testing available.

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watchdog

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Jul 2014, 15:48    Post subject:  

The same result can be achieved with spot user.
Boot a frugal regular root install of wheezy: install pulseaudio, skype4.3 and pavucontrol and do the manual changes of the first post. In /root/.spot-status put:

Code:
firefox=false
pulseaudio=true
skype=true


Then in console:

Code:
su spot
pulseaudio --start


Don't close the console. With the pulseaudio daemon started run skype 4.3. When you finish using skype4.3 close it and in the same console:

Code:
pulseaudio --kill


Now you can close the console and you are root again.

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watchdog

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jul 2014, 15:31    Post subject:  

I have statically compiled pulseaudio-2.0 in wary 5.3 after installing three packages from debian oldstable. It seems that skype 4.3 is working in wary 5.3, precise 5.7.1 and slacko 5.7 with these installs. I have not hard tested but I did some voip calls using skype 4.3 and my pulseaudio pet in wary, precise and slacko using spot user. It's experimental: try at your own risk and I suggest in a live session.

For wary:

Install (glibc upgrade):

https://copy.com/xId39xIKYAi7

then install pulseaudio-2.0.w53.pet:

https://copy.com/cVjfYlFBlCK9

and skype-4.3.0.37-w5.pet:

https://copy.com/PRFSOMMk1v1Y

For precise and slacko install only pulseaudio-2.0.w53.pet and skype-4.3.0.37-w5.pet.

To launch skype in all:

- open console and

Code:
su spot
pulseaudio --start
skype
pulseaudio --kill


Thanks to OscarTalks whose work I used.
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul 2014, 03:23    Post subject:  

I have built two packages working in wary (without glibc upgrade), precise and slacko.

pulseaudio-2.0.w53orig.pet:

https://copy.com/PhfFxjfuHcih

skype-4.3.0.37-w5orig.pet:

https://copy.com/WEd4aM21Ii1s


In all install the two packages in a live session and try:

Code:
su spot
pulseaudio --start
skype
pulseaudio --kill

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ardvark


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Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul 2014, 04:02    Post subject:  

Hi...

Thank you for your contribution. Smile

The link for the Pulseaudio package appears to be broken. The website claims that the link cannot be found.

Regards...
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul 2014, 10:35    Post subject:  

ardvark wrote:
Hi...
The link for the Pulseaudio package appears to be broken. The website claims that the link cannot be found.


It's the first time that copy.com "jokes" with my pets. I have edited the post. I'll compare the file with the original one. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 01:28    Post subject:  

Hi...

It works now, thanks. Smile

Regards...
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snayak

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Aug 2014, 12:01    Post subject:  

Dear All,

Is there a way to install skype 4.3.0.37 on fatdog, which is 64bit puppy linux?

Sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

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watchdog

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Aug 2014, 13:01    Post subject:  

Skype 4.2 has stopped working for me in wary. Skype 4.3 works. I use only 32bit puppies and I don't know if pulseaudio can get working in 64bit puppies.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Aug 2014, 13:50    Post subject:  

4SNayak >> No sound with ALSA after recent Skype upgrade
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CatDude


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Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat 02 Aug 2014, 17:04    Post subject:  

Hello watchdog

watchdog wrote:
Skype 4.2 has stopped working for me in wary...

Same here with version 4.2.0.13 in Slacko-5.7

watchdog wrote:
...Skype 4.3 works.

I must obviously be thick as sh*t Shocked , as i cannot get it to work.

Please would you be so kind as to give a rundown of the exact packages/procedure required
to get Skype 4.3 running in Slacko-5.7 (non-PAE)

Thanks in advance
CatDude
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug 2014, 00:48    Post subject:  

CatDude wrote:
Hello watchdog
Please would you be so kind as to give a rundown of the exact packages/procedure required
to get Skype 4.3 running in Slacko-5.7 (non-PAE)


http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=789631#789631

I tried a few days ago in a live of slacko and the packages provided in the post for wary worked. I will try again and report.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug 2014, 01:45    Post subject:  

I confirm: skype 4.3 working in slacko 5.7 by the packages provided for wary in the post:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=789631#789631

The package pulseaudio-2.0.w53.orig.pet has been obtained by compiling in wary 5.3 the source of pulseaudio-2.0 with the following ./configure command:

https://copy.com/jmFDUtvWwH2v

and after installing from debian squeeze:

libatomic-ops-dev
libjson0
libjson0-dev

I obtained a single sfs using RSH's PaDS and then I obtained a pet from the sfs. Before packaging I uncommented the following two lines in /usr/etc/pulse/default.pa:

Code:
load-module module-alsa-sink
load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:1,0


The skype-4.3.0.37-w5orig.pet uses qt-4.7.1 libraries and libstdc from the OscarTallks package of skype 4.2 for wary-racy and has been obtained manipulating that package with the new skype. More arrangements can be tested but I stick on my original finding. I was not able to build pulseaudio for lucid and puppy 4.3.2. My packages have been tested working in wary, precise and slacko. I have a pulseaudio package for Dpup Wheezy, too: I added a missing library taking it from wary. If someone is interested I can upload it. As gcmartin says:

Here to help.
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Ledster

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Location: Devon, England

PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug 2014, 10:39    Post subject: slacko problem  

Hello Watchdog

As suggested, tried this in a fresh install of Slacko 5.7.0 (new ext3 500mb save file). Installed pulseaudio-2.0.w53orig.pet and skype-4.3.0.37-w5orig.pet. Opened a console and typed

su spot
pulseaudio --start

and got "E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed"

Skype starts and runs ok, but of course, no sound.
Tried adding the devx - no change.

Tried ldd pulseaudio - nothing missing

Tried in console

# ./pulseaudio
and got
"W: [pulseaudio] sink.c: Default and alternate sample rates are the same.
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-alsa-source" (argument: "device=hw:1,0"): initialization failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Module load failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to initialize daemon."

I'm way outside my knowledge zone! Have I missed something?
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug 2014, 13:23    Post subject:  

@Ledster

Maybe the right procedure is hardware dependent. With my laptop it works. I wish some more feedbacks. I suggest to remove all pulse-related config data and try again. Look at /root, /root/.config, /tmp; delete /root/spot/.pulse and /root/spot/.pulse-cookie. In /tmp you'll find several dirs pulse-related: delete them. Is your sound card a not-standard one? Check if in your /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf there are the following lines:

Code:
defaults.ctl.card 0
defaults.pcm.card 0
defaults.pcm.device 0
defaults.pcm.subdevice -1


EDIT: my netbook has the same behaviour you have found. I have commented only the line:

Code:
load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:1,0


in /usr/etc/pulse/default.pa and pulseaudio works on my netbook, too.

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