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Bug 291056 - Skype is masked at /usr/portage/profiles/features/64bit-native/package.mask
Summary: Skype is masked at /usr/portage/profiles/features/64bit-native/package.mask
Status: RESOLVED CANTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Eclasses (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
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Reported: 2009-10-29 19:12 UTC by Alexey Androsov
Modified: 2009-10-29 19:23 UTC (History)
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Description Alexey Androsov 2009-10-29 19:12:02 UTC
Here I can see that skype is stable for amd64: http://packages.gentoo.org/package/net-im/skype

But Skype is masked at 64bit profile.
Why?

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Alexey Androsov 2009-10-29 19:14:18 UTC
$ eselect profile show
Current make.profile symlink:
  default/linux/amd64/10.0/no-multilib
Comment 2 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn gentoo-dev 2009-10-29 19:22:13 UTC
Because skype is a 32 bit application which requires multilib to run on amd64 systems.
Comment 3 Jeremy Olexa (darkside) (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2009-10-29 19:23:06 UTC
What he said ;)

It is some binary blob of proprietary mess from upstream.

%% file /opt/skype/skype 
/opt/skype/skype: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV),
dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.4.1, stripped