Subject: skype is really stale
To: None <pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org>
From: clayton <email@example.com>
Date: 08/20/2007 15:14:26
I am somewhat new to NetBSD and trying to build a NetBSD desktop to see
how close I can come to my Debian Linux desktop capabilities (I am
*really* impressed with how fast one of my java apps runs on NetBSD....)
Skype seems to be my first iceberg.
Current version in pkgsrc is skype_staticQT-126.96.36.199, which is giving
me some problems (crappy audio, can't access my USB headphones) that I
think the latest and greatest skype version 188.8.131.52 might do better
I tried a couple of simple Makefile hacks:
* changed skype_staticQT-184.108.40.206 to skype_staticQT-220.127.116.11, which
found nothing to download.
* changed skype_staticQT-18.104.22.168 to skype-22.214.171.124, which downloaded
skype-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2 from skype, but had some fatal errors on "make
My limited knowledge of pkgsrc and building-from-source leaves me
unsure where to go from here.
Is it possible to get a newer Skype? Does this require some support
from the folks at Skype? I would be happy to help someone more
knowledgeable if that would speed the process.