skype in debian sid x64

My Debian people are still dirty with addictions. Ie they did not stain them but lost the ia32-libs package which is in the dependencies of skype. I will not comment on why they are in dependencies given that it is x64 version 😉 So in the end there are several applications that are directly deleted due to the removal of this package. For better or worse, I can't do without them, that the package needs to be restored. The easiest option is to add a testing repository and give priority to it in general is this in is so much again this 😀 The steps below look at the system when we have already updated it and ia32-libs is no more.

1. Добавяме testing хранилище или wheezy- това е кодовото име на следващия stable Debian. В /etc/apt/source.list добавете ред който изглежда по подобен начин

deb wheezy main contrib non-free

2. Даваме приоритет на testing пакетите над тези на unstable хранилищата тъй като към момента пакета все още го има там. Създаваме файлът /etc/apt/preferences.d/apt (това си е лично мой избор) може да е в /etc/apt/preferences вместо /etc/apt/preferences.d/ и му добавяме следното съдържание

Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 1010

3. apt-get update за да обнови новите хранилища и приоритети. You download your skype to the new version at the moment and install it dpkg and then fix the missing packages

dpkg -i skype-debian_4.0.0.8-1_amd64.deb

apt-get install -f


In general, this is a procedure for forcibly downloading versions of packages, but I have used it only for those for which I need you can later give priority to ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk lib32v4l-0 to be downloaded only from the testing feeder.

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