Skype, Breezy and apt trying to fix it.

Camuzat Sebastien camuzat_s at
Thu Oct 20 21:54:18 UTC 2005

I encoutered the same problems, I uninstalled the .deb
skype version, broken package. The only way out I
found was to run Skype with Qt compiled-in.

It works great now, this way (despite it takes hours
to launch). As far as I can remember, I had to install
other libraries to make skype work properly and manage
the problem with OSS sound sys. it was unable to use
the sound device.


--- Colin Murphy <lists at> wrote:

> I have Skype working on my Breezy machine, installed
> from a .deb package I 
> downloaded.  The official Skype, held in the apt
> repository has a dependency 
> problem which this third party .deb file manages to
> overcome.  The .deb file 
> was installed with :-
> 	dpkg -i skype_1.2.0.17-1_i386.deb
> Apt, and GUIs that use it, like Synaptic, a not
> 'getting on' with my version 
> of Skype.  They see the package as broken and try to
> fix it - by 
> de-installing it.
> I have tried to 'version lock' the package but this
> doesn't seem to have any 
> effect on apt's reluctance for the utility to be on
> my system.  Is there 
> anything else I can do to persuade apt to ignore my
> working Skype?
> -- 
> Colin at
> A:Because it's wrong!
> > Q: Why shouldn't I top post?
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