Disclaimer: this bug has been filed in a semi-automated manner.
When emerging the package net-im/skype-126.96.36.199-r1, the following elog messages are displayed:
* For webcam support, see "LD_PRELOAD" section of "README.lib" document provided by
* media-libs/libv4l package and "README" document of this package.
* You can install app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-medialibs package for the 32bit
* libraries from the media-libs/libv4l package.
Such messages should only be displayed when the package is a new install.
These situations can be checked in the ebuild as follows:
if ! has_version 'net-im/skype'; then
See the tracker bug 440214 for more details.
I believe this bug can be closed as it's for an older version.
Additionally, Skype versions before 4.3 can no longer connect.
(I received the email about this in Dutch, please let me know if you want a copy)