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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
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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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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.

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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

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