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.

A few days ago I noticed that the meat in / (root partition) my has drastically decreased. I searched quickly for some large downloads but found nothing. WTF ??? След това започнах да търся директория с неочаквано по голям размер от очаквания – this turned out to be my home directory. After a brief look at things, it turned out that ~.Skype/ is the directory that eats me from HDD-and. A quick la -lah immediately showed that my biggest files are of the type chatmsg1024.dbb chatmsg512.dbb and so on. In details, this is the history of your skype chat. In general, the solution is to delete only these files, so your history will be reset if you keep one, but you still want to save your history for the transferred documents, for example.. This is easy with the command

$ rm -rf chat*

The following command deletes all files starting with chat. There is always the option to disable the history log, but for me this is not a solution.

In fact, these files are extremely interesting because the whole skype story can be read from them quite easily – who you talked to, what files you transferred and what you wrote to each other. But this is a topic for some future writing.

ps These observations were made on skype 2.2.35

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Now I just installed Sidux x64 🙂 Overall this is a wonderful distro. It's basically a pure debian sid (unstable) 😈 with hotfixes and especially without the hassle of upgrading etch to sid. I deliberately hooked up the x64 version to click to see how the multi-bit distro behaves in general, there was no problem with hanging the main applications in the repositories. My first particular problem was skype. Mom, how I hate him, but I have people where I only have them and I can't do without him and so naturally I try to hook him up with a mistake that the platform is not the one to worry about, but very clearly it's for x86 (I'm a fucking idiot). I immediately started digging on the net to see how to hook it up, I found a titorium, but the poor thing with a lot of mistakes and missing a kilo. in general the operation is simple, first put the necessary libraries for 32, bits applications, secondly, you fill in the dependencies of qt that Skype requires, and finally you install with dpkg, forbidding it to check the architecture.

apt-get install ia32-libs lib32asound2 libasound2-plugins libqt4-core libqt4-gui

This completes the dependencies and puts them on 2 the installation package for qt4 and more will be installed later 1 😉

dpkg -i –force-all skype-debian_2.0.0.72

so forcibly install the skype and you're done. You just need to replace the package name with your package name that you pulled. Has only 1 bugche does not show the avatars but who cares ahahahahaha. I didn't want to see if the video would work or the sound would be for later късно

I also highly recommend you install qt4-qtconfig this is a package for setting up qt applications if you have had the annoying font size problem and so on this is your solution 😉 it is in the repositories