skype - howto install on LMDE 64bit

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skype - howto install on LMDE 64bit

Postby nicolasdiogo on Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:50 pm

hello

i am trying to install skype on LMDE 64 bit and it needs to enable multi-arch

what would be the best way of installing it?

before i get into a dependency hell.

thanks,
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Re: skype - howto install on LMDE 64bit

Postby zerozero on Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:23 pm

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Re: skype - howto install on LMDE 64bit

Postby SirSelim on Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:54 pm



...and then if you're installing skype 4.1 and having problems, a few of us have dealt with this over here >> viewtopic.php?f=190&t=117023&p=660551&hilit=LMDE+skype+4.1#p648955
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Re: skype - howto install on LMDE 64bit

Postby Monsta on Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:03 am


So... I have to add "[arch=amd64,i386]" on every line manually after performing "dpkg --add-architecture i386", right?
But what will happen if I'd like to choose a different mirror (or the mint-debian-mirrors package gets updated)? Will mint-choose-debian-mirror keep that "arch" string or remove it? :)
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Re: skype - howto install on LMDE 64bit

Postby zerozero on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:27 am

Monsta wrote:So... I have to add "[arch=amd64,i386]" on every line manually after performing "dpkg --add-architecture i386", right?

no, this
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sudo sed -i 's/deb\ /deb\ [arch=amd64,i386]\ /g' /etc/apt/sources.list
does it for you :)
Monsta wrote:Will mint-choose-debian-mirror keep that "arch" string or remove it?
the latest versions will honor multiarch
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zerozero@wine ~ $ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import incoming backport romeo
           deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/incoming testing main contrib non-free
           deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free

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zerozero@wine ~ $ apt update
[sudo] password for zerozero:
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian InRelease                             
Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release.gpg [197 B]     
Get:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release [15.6 kB]             
Get:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main amd64 Packages [19.8 kB]
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing InRelease                       
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates InRelease               
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing InRelease                       
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex   
Get:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream amd64 Packages [5,387 B]   
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/contrib amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/non-free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex     
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/contrib i386 Packages/DiffIndex 
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/contrib Translation-en/DiffIndex
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/main Translation-en/DiffIndex   
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/non-free Translation-en/DiffIndex
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/main amd64 Packages     
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/contrib amd64 Packages   
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/non-free amd64 Packages 
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/main i386 Packages       
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/contrib i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/non-free i386 Packages
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex   
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/non-free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex     
Hit http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Get:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import amd64 Packages [63.2 kB]     
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/contrib Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/contrib Translation-en   
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/main Translation-en_GB   
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/main Translation-en     
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/non-free Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/updates/non-free Translation-en 
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/main Translation-en_GB           
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/main Translation-en             
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/non-free Translation-en_GB       
Ign http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr testing/non-free Translation-en         
Get:6 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/incoming amd64 Packages [20 B]     
Get:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/backport amd64 Packages [20 B]     
Get:8 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/romeo amd64 Packages [20 B]         
Get:9 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main i386 Packages [19.8 kB]       
Get:10 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream i386 Packages [5,383 B]   
Get:11 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import i386 Packages [62.8 kB]     
Get:12 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/incoming i386 Packages [20 B]     
Get:13 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/backport i386 Packages [20 B]     
Get:14 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/romeo i386 Packages [20 B]         
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Re: skype - howto install on LMDE 64bit

Postby Monsta on Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:20 am

zerozero wrote:no, this
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sudo sed -i 's/deb\ /deb\ [arch=amd64,i386]\ /g' /etc/apt/sources.list
does it for you :)

haha, yeah, I've counted that as the manual work :) it's not done automatically on upgrade, after all.

zerozero wrote:the latest versions will honor multiarch

That's good to hear. :)
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