[Bug 1155327] Re: skype crashed with SIGSEGV in malloc at plt()

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 30 14:59:37 UTC 2013

On 2013-04-30 03:21, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:58:54PM -0000, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
>> Please note that anything that would give the shell script another
>> name but skype would have other disadvantages.
> What disadvantages do you have in mind?  I was thinking that updating
> the Exec line in /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop to point to 
> 'skype-wrapper' would be sufficient.

I have made Skype start automatically at login via Startup Applications,
and my ~/.local/share/applications/skype.desktop (which takes precedence
over /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop) would keep calling skype.
Ok, Startup Applications isn't exactly a hardly promoted feature
nowadays, but I suppose we are a few that somehow have made Skype start
at login.

Also, people are used to be able to just say skype in a terminal window
or in the Alt+F2 command line thing. It's the natural command for
starting an application named skype. :)

For those reasons I for one think that letting the wrapper keep the name
/usr/bin/skype and moving the binary is preferable before renaming the
wrapper and editing .desktop.

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