Skype Linux Gentoo

Skype on Gentoo Linux

Skype is supported and maintained on Gentoo Linux.

Skype Installation

emerge -av net-im/skype

Linux Skype release is masked on Gentoo Linux for QA reasons, so if you want to merge skype you may have to unmask it.

Edit /etc/portage/package.unmask and add net-im/skype

mkdir /etc/portage
echo "net-im/skype" >> /etc/portage/package.unmask

Depending on your USE flags you will get/not get support for:

artsAdds support for aRts: the KDE sound daemon
esdAdds support for media-sound/esound (Enlightened Sound Daemon)
staticInstall the statically QT linked binary instead of the dynamic one.

If you want to install Skype overriding your make.conf USE variables adding support for esd, removing arts support and installing the static linked binary:

Edit first /etc/portage/package.use and add net-im/skype -arts esd static

mkdir /etc/portage
echo "net-im/skype -arts esd static" >> /etc/portage/package.use

And then, just:

emerge -av net-im/skype

Created by: tacvbo, Last modification: Sun 17 of Apr, 2005 (03:28 UTC)
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