Subject: Re: skype is really stale
To: clayton <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 08/20/2007 15:29:59
clayton wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Let's see if we can smelt down this iceberg. :)

> Current version in pkgsrc is skype_staticQT-, which is giving
> me some problems (crappy audio, can't access my USB headphones) that I
> think the latest and greatest skype version might do better
> with.
> I tried a couple of simple Makefile hacks:
> * changed skype_staticQT- to skype_staticQT-, which
> found nothing to download.
> * changed skype_staticQT- to skype-, which downloaded
> skype- from skype, but had some fatal errors on "make
> install".

It would have been helpful to see the actual error messages. Even if 
they are of no use for you, some others usually understand what's wrong 
and can help you.

I've updated it. Please try if it works now.