Subject: Re: skype is really stale
To: clayton <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 08/20/2007 09:45:54
On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 15:14:26 +0800
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.
> 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.

Inability to talk to your headphones is not likely to be a Skype
problem per se.  Do you hear sound through them when using other
> 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".

What where the errors?  Did you do a "make makedistinfo" to change the
expected checksum?

		--Steve Bellovin,