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skype P2P VoIP software
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Port Added: 09 May 2011 17:52:37
License: not specified in port
Skype is a free program that uses the latest P2P technology to bring
affordable and high-quality voice communications to people all over
the world.

WWW: http://www.skype.com/
SVNWeb : Homepage : PortsMon

To install the port: cd /usr/ports/net-im/skype/ && make install clean

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PKGNAME: skype


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Runtime dependencies:
  1. webcamd : multimedia/webcamd
  2. redhat-release : emulators/linux_base-c6
  3. libasound.so.2.0.0 : audio/linux-c6-alsa-lib
  4. libasound_module_pcm_oss.so : audio/linux-c6-alsa-plugins-oss
  5. libGL.so.1.2.0 : graphics/linux-c6-dri
  6. libexpat.so.1 : textproc/linux-c6-expat
  7. libfontconfig.so.1.4.4 : x11-fonts/linux-c6-fontconfig
  8. libasyncns.so.0.3.1 : dns/linux-c6-libasyncns
  9. libsigc-2.0.so.0 : devel/linux-c6-libsigc++20
  10. libXrandr.so.2.2.0 : x11/linux-c6-xorg-libs
  11. libv4l1.so.0 : multimedia/linux-c6-libv4l

This port is required by:

for Build for Run * - deleted ports are only shown under the This port is required by section. It was harder to do for the Required section. Perhaps later...
Configuration Options
===> The following configuration options are available for skype-2.1.0.81_1,1:
     NVIDIA_GL=off: libGL support via nvidia-driver
     VIDEO=on: Video support
===> Use 'make config' to modify these settings

USES:
cpe tar:bzip2

pkg-mesage:
1. Minimum OS version.

Skype is a Linux binary package that we run on FreeBSD via our Linux compat.
In order for Skype to work OK, you need your kernel and modules to be:
- post 2011-05-03 in on HEAD
- post 2011-05-08 in on 7,8-STABLE
The port tries to check for this, but there is a smaller or bigger interval for
which this can't be done automatically. So in case of any trouble please make
sure you run kernel/modules built from sources after above dates.
Tests were only done on HEAD and 8-STABLE with linux-fc10, and I don't think it
can work with fc4.


2. Sound

Since the OSS interface was removed, Skype now uses linux-alsa compat packages.
By default you get one device corresponding to your default OSS dsp device (so
Skype will use it for ringing, incoming voice and mic). If that doesn't suit
needs, you can map the other dsp devices for example by editing
/compat/linux/etc/alsa/pcm/pcm-oss.conf. You need to (re)start Skype after you
edit this file in order to get Skype pick up the changes.
Adding the following to the stock file, and then starting Skype and choosing
in Options-->Sound Devices:   Speakers: oss1
will let you use the second dsp (usually the front panel connectors for your
headphones, while still hearing the call ringing and other notification on the
first dsp device (presumably the one you connect your speakers to).
pcm.oss1 {
        type oss
        device /dev/dsp1
        hint {
                description "Open Sound System"
        }
}

ctl.oss1 {
        type oss
        device /dev/mixer1
        hint {
                description "Open Sound System"
        }
}


3. Video

3.1. Receiving video
Should work out of the box. Please make sure you have
Options --> Video Devices --> Enable Skype Video checked.

3.2. Sending video
Skype uses /dev/videoX (usually /dev/video0). This device node is created by
the drivers for your webcam (eg. multimedia/webcamd). If you selected the VIDEO
option (default) multimedia/webcamd will be pulled in.
First please make sure your webcam works with the drivers webcamd provides; you
can use multimedia/pwcview's pwcview(1) to check that you get a good image from
your webcam; if you get a good image, you will get video in Skype also.

It also uses v4l2 interface hence you very likely need to have linux_v4l2wrapper
kernel module (which you either have in base on recent HEAD or the port will
install for you); you need to load the module before stating Skype:
# kldload linux_v4l2wrapper
To make it permanent you can:
# echo 'linux_v4l2wrapper_load="YES"' >> /boot/loader.conf


4. SMSes

You can send SMSes with this version (provided you have Skype credit, of course).
Check Options --> SMS for details.


5. Screen sharing

You should be able to receive and send.
Please make sure you have Options --> Video Devices --> Enable Skype Video
checked to use this feature (yes, even if you don't use video).


6. Skype Access

Doesn't work and it is likely not very probable it  will ever work since it
uses a lot of Linux-specific things.


7. Next version ...

.. is in net-im/skype-devel. It probably works worse that this version. Use it
at your own risk.


8. Problems and bug reports

First of all, please understand that this is a closed, binary Linux application
that makes use for some more-or-less cutting edge Linux features/interfaces,
etc. As such, making it work on FreeBSD is mainly a question of keeping our
linuxulator as close as possible to the Linux kernel, and our Linux compat
ports up to date.

When reporting problems at very least we need to know the output of:
$ uname -a; sysctl compat.linux | head -2; grep OVERRIDE_LINUX_ /etc/make.conf
the skype version you are using, and hardware details (eg. webcam) if related.

Master Sites:
  1. http://distcache.FreeBSD.org/ports-distfiles/
  2. http://download.skype.com/linux/
Notes from UPDATING
These upgrade notes are taken from /usr/ports/UPDATING
  • 2011-05-16
    Affects: users of net/skype, net/skype-devel, net-im/skype, net-im/skype-devel
    Author: Ion-Mihai Tetcu <itetcu@FreeBSD.org>
    Reason: 
      All skype ports were moved to net-im/:
      - skype12: unchanged, very old version (for FreeBSD 6)
      - skype20: last version with OSS support, that used to live in net/skype; the
      DISTFILE is gone from the vendor but if you happen to have it, it would be a
      way of having sound w/o needing to upgrade your base OS
      - [RECOMMENDED] skype: currently at 2.1.0.81 and the best supported
      - skype-devel: currently at 2.2.0.25, sounds is OK, video doesn't work
    
      To run either skype or skype-devel with fully working sound you need:
      - to run fc10 (most probably, please report what you can do with fc4):
      (OVERRIDE_LINUX_BASE_PORT=f10,OVERRIDE_LINUX_NONBASE_PORTS=f10
      in /etc/make.conf for systems that doesn't have it as default)
      - In order for Skype to work OK, you need your kernel and modules to be:
    	- post 2011-05-03 in on HEAD
    	- post 2011-05-08 in on 7,8-STABLE
      The port tries to catch if your system version is too old, but there's a
      ~3months window where because of a lack of OSVERSION bump, this is not
      possible. So please check; and PLEASE READ THE PKGMESSAGE for setup details.
      For how to update your kernel/world, see:
      http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/kernelconfig.html
    
      IF YOUR OSVERSION IS NOT NEW ENOUGH, SOUND (ESPECIALLY MIC) WON'T WORK.
    
      If you run into problems, at very least we need to know the output of:
      $ uname -a; sysctl compat.linux | head -2; \
        grep OVERRIDE_LINUX_ /etc/make.conf; \
        cat /compat/linux/etc/alsa/pcm/pcm-oss.conf
      the skype version you are using and hardware details (eg. webcam, if related)
      I most probably will ignore any mail not containing this info since without
      it it's impossible to help.
      Please test your sound /video setup outside skype before blaming skype /
      mailing me.
    
    
Port Moves
  • port moved here from net/skype on 2011-05-09
    REASON: Moved to a better category

Number of commits found: 19

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
DateByDescription
01 Apr 2016 14:16:20
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:412348
mat search for other commits by this committer
Remove ${PORTSDIR}/ from dependencies, categories m, n, o, and p.

With hat:	portmgr
Sponsored by:	Absolight
16 Sep 2015 10:26:42
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:397046
jbeich search for other commits by this committer
multimedia/webcamd: clarify version requirements in consumers

webcamd exposes V4L/DVB/EVDEV/etc devices with consumer ABI configured
by v4l_compat version during build. Drop >0 dummy as V4L is available
since day 1 and we only want the daemon. This syncs RUN_DEPENDS with:

  multimedia/gstreamer-plugins-v4l2
  multimedia/gstreamer1-plugins-v4l2
08 Apr 2015 17:43:10
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:383598
amdmi3 search for other commits by this committer
- Add CPE info

Approved by:	portmgr blanket
05 Apr 2015 07:23:50
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:383259  Sanity Test Failure
xmj search for other commits by this committer
Add NVIDIA_GL description to Mk/bsd.options.desc.mk

- Add NVIDIA_GL description to Mk/bsd.options.desc.mk
- Remove NVIDIA_GL_DESC from all concerned ports
- Use options helpers where adequate.

Differential Revision:	https://reviews.freebsd.org/D1759
Approved by: koobs (mentor)
Approved by: portmgr (bapt)
03 Feb 2015 14:51:04
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:378354
amdmi3 search for other commits by this committer
- Remove always false OSVERSION conditions
- Fix whitespace
- Don't cat pkgmessage from Makefile
21 Nov 2014 23:55:50
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:373023
antoine search for other commits by this committer
Cleanup plist
18 Aug 2014 18:41:01
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:365337
mandree search for other commits by this committer
STAGE.

Fix skype.sh launcher script, using "$@" instead of the unsafe $@,
and fixing its shebang line to /bin/sh.
29 Jul 2014 21:43:18
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:363399
adamw search for other commits by this committer
Convert some more USE_BZIP2 to USES=tar:bzip2

Approved by:	portmgr (not really, but touches unstaged ports)
06 Jul 2014 15:24:02
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:360921
bapt search for other commits by this committer
Resetting maintainership on ports that have not been staged and without any
pending PR (related to stage)

With hat:	portmgr
16 Mar 2014 08:52:27
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:348395
antoine search for other commits by this committer
Remove checks for V4L2 wrapper, it is included in the linuxulator of all
supported versions of FreeBSD
22 Oct 2013 13:59:54
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:331273
amdmi3 search for other commits by this committer
- Remove manual creation and removal of share/applications, as it's now in the
mtree (categories starting with [np])

Approved by:	portmgr (bdrewery)
20 Sep 2013 22:13:35
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:327756
bapt search for other commits by this committer
Add NO_STAGE all over the place in preparation for the staging support (cat:
net-im)
23 May 2013 16:10:43
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:318883
jgh search for other commits by this committer
- adoption of optionsNG framework

Approved by:	portmgr (bapt)
21 Jan 2013 18:54:24
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
Revision:310779
itetcu search for other commits by this committer
- fix typo

PR:		174743
Submitted by:	Sayetsky Anton
07 Jun 2012 19:41:34
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81_1,1
itetcu search for other commits by this committer
- mark skype and skype-devel CONFLICTing. I really don't know why they waren't
until now.
- bump PORTREVISION

I'll look for a better solution in the next days.

Submitted by:   "Sulev-Madis 'ketas' Silber" <madis555@hot.ee>'s checker
17 Jul 2011 16:29:42
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81,1
nox search for other commits by this committer
Fix skype multimedia/linux_v4l2wrapper dependency on 8.

Approved by:    itetcu (skype ports maintainer)
Discussed on:   -multimedia
12 May 2011 08:15:48
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81,1
itetcu search for other commits by this committer
Display the package message when installing from port.
11 May 2011 09:51:07
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1.0.81,1
itetcu search for other commits by this committer
1. preserve the latest skype version that has OSS support as net-im/skype20
(but schedule it for removal soon)

2. update net-im/skype to 2.1.0.81.
- It supports sound and video, please read the pkg-message to find out how to
make it work.
- OPTIONify

Both ports are based on repocopy from net/skype.

Many thanks to: avg@, nox@, kwm@, miwi@, netchild@ and many others

PR:             147550 [1], 156860 [2] (partially based on)
Submitted by:   HASHI Hiroaki <hashiz@meridiani.jp> [1],
                patch from nox@ [2]
09 May 2011 17:52:08
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.0.0.72,1
itetcu search for other commits by this committer
Force commit to note the repocopy net/skype --> net-im/skype.

Repocopy by:    marcus@

Number of commits found: 19

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