Skypeforlinux missing in OpenMandriva LX 4.0

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Hello,

  • _OpenMandriva Lx version:_4.0

  • Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…): KDE, LXQt

‘skypeforlinux’ is missing in OpenMandriva LX 4.0
How can I install it from any RPM-Package?

with regards
Ch. Hanisch

Not missing. It is in non-free repository. So first enable non-free repository and then install it via:
sudo dnf install get-skypeforlinux

Hello,
Ok.

$ sudo dnf install get-skypeforlinux
...
  Überprüfung läuft     : get-skypeforlinux-8.49.0.49-1.x86_64                                                           1/1 

Installiert:
  get-skypeforlinux-8.49.0.49-1.x86_64                                                                                       

Fertig.

with regards
Ch. Hanisch

PS: Why no e-Mail message when a answer-posting is written?

Hello,
I have installed now get-skypeforlinux. But I can’t work with it.
After start only an Icon in the Tray and than nothing.

What should I do now?

with regards
Ch. Hanisch

I can’t confirm this.
Well, we not build skype, because skype is a proprietary software. We only provide script that downloading in “live” rpm package from Microsoft website and then installing it. So if you have any issue with it - I think this is upstream issue.
But we can look at it.

Run skype from terminal (konsole) and check if anythings is wrong,

BTW. proof that skype work for me on OpenMandriva Cooke with Gnome de.

Hello,
maybe the library ‘libsecret’ ist missing in Rock-Repositories.

$ sudo rpm -i  ~/Downloads/skypeforlinux-64.rpm 
Warnung: /home/opa/Downloads/skypeforlinux-64.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA1 Signature, Schlüssel-ID df7587c3: NOKEY
Fehler: Fehlgeschlagene Abhängigkeiten:
        libsecret wird benötigt von skypeforlinux-8.51.0.92-1.x86_64

But

$ sudo dnf --refresh  install get-skypeforlinux
google-earth-pro                                                                              20 kB/s | 1.3 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - x86_64                                                                   8.5 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - x86_64 - Updates                                                         8.2 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Unsupported - x86_64                                                     8.1 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Unsupported - x86_64 - Updates                                           9.7 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Restricted - x86_64                                                      8.7 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Restricted - x86_64 - Updates                                            8.0 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Non-free - x86_64                                                        8.4 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Non-free - x86_64 - Updates                                              8.6 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
Das Paket get-skypeforlinux-8.49.0.49-1.x86_64 ist bereits installiert.
Abhängigkeiten sind aufgelöst.
Nichts zu tun.
Fertig.

with regards
Ch. Hanisch

I mean, try to run in konsole command to launch skype.

Hello,

$ skypeforlinux
$

Nothing anywhere. Only a short indicator in the Tray and after less seconds disappeared.

with regaeds
Ch. Hanisch

This is a Rock system on hardware:

So Skype open here.

Hello,
No, I have my OpenManriva LX 4.0 in a VirtualBox running.
Perhaps this is the reason?

$ lspci -nnk | grep -EiA3 'vga|3d|display'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]
        Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]
        Kernel driver in use: vmwgfx
        Kernel modules: vmwgfx
00:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:100e] (rev 02)

with regards
Ch. Hanisch

No. Tested lx 4.0 rock on VB and Skype also works fine.

I build new version Skype. It is available in Cooker and 4.0. In 4.0 is in non-free/testing repo. So please remove all skype from your os and then enable non-free testing repo and try install it again.

Hello,
have now in
OM Control Center -> OpenMandriva repo-pcker -> Rock and Release

$ dnf repolist                                                                                         
Letzte Prüfung auf abgelaufene Metadaten: vor 1:13:19 am Sa 31 Aug 2019 13:25:40 CEST.
Paketquellen-ID                                    Paketquellen-Name:                                                    Status
cooker-x86_64                                      OpenMandriva Cooker - x86_64                                          14.971
google-earth-pro                                   google-earth-pro                                                           2
rock-updates-x86_64                                OpenMandriva Rock - x86_64 - Updates                                     476
rock-updates-x86_64-non-free                       OpenMandriva Rock - Non-free - x86_64 - Updates                           12
rock-updates-x86_64-restricted                     OpenMandriva Rock - Restricted - x86_64 - Updates                          0
rock-updates-x86_64-unsupported                    OpenMandriva Rock - Unsupported - x86_64 - Updates                        57
rock-x86_64                                        OpenMandriva Rock - x86_64                                            15.662
rock-x86_64-non-free                               OpenMandriva Rock - Non-free - x86_64                                    155
rock-x86_64-restricted                             OpenMandriva Rock - Restricted - x86_64                                  164
rock-x86_64-unsupported                            OpenMandriva Rock - Unsupported - x86_64                              13.281

‘skypeforlinux’ works now well.

But after
$ sudo dnf --refresh upgrade
with over thousand updated packages I can’t start the LXQt-Desktop.

with regards
Ch. Hanisch

How can I enable non-free testing repo temporary to install ‘get-skypeforlinux’?

with regards
Ch. Hanisch

I think this would do it:

$ sudo dnf install package_name --enablerepo=rock-testing-x86_64-non-free

Post-edit: But your system is probably ruined because you have a Cooker repo enabled along with 8 repos from Rock release.

Hint for all users: You can easily find answers to questions like this with an internet search.

So, that is the situation.
I have now

$ dnf repolist                                                                 
OpenMandriva Rock - x86_64                                                                   6.7 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - x86_64 - Updates                                                         8.4 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Unsupported - x86_64                                                     8.1 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Unsupported - x86_64 - Updates                                           8.3 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Restricted - x86_64                                                      8.8 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Restricted - x86_64 - Updates                                            7.8 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Non-free - x86_64                                                        9.4 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
OpenMandriva Rock - Non-free - x86_64 - Updates                                              7.9 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00    
Paketquellen-ID                                   Paketquellen-Name:                                                   Status
google-earth-pro                                  google-earth-pro                                                          2
rock-updates-x86_64                               OpenMandriva Rock - x86_64 - Updates                                    476
rock-updates-x86_64-non-free                      OpenMandriva Rock - Non-free - x86_64 - Updates                          12
rock-updates-x86_64-restricted                    OpenMandriva Rock - Restricted - x86_64 - Updates                         0
rock-updates-x86_64-unsupported                   OpenMandriva Rock - Unsupported - x86_64 - Updates                       57
rock-x86_64                                       OpenMandriva Rock - x86_64                                           15.662
rock-x86_64-non-free                              OpenMandriva Rock - Non-free - x86_64                                   155
rock-x86_64-restricted                            OpenMandriva Rock - Restricted - x86_64                                 164
rock-x86_64-unsupported                           OpenMandriva Rock - Unsupported - x86_64                             13.281

How can I repair my ruined system without a new installation?
Perhaps is the activation of Cooker instead of Rock in repo-picker a solution?

The management of Update Channels: Cooker (Unstable), Rolling, Rock (Stable), Release (Stable) is very complicated.

with regards
Ch. Hanisch

So you are saying that pick one and use only that one is complicated? No it isn’t. What could be more simple. Use only one.

That sounds like a very bad idea. Cooker is for developers to do work. Not for users at all.

We recommend a fresh install because that is the fastest and easiest way to fix this type of issue.