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    Default Update Skype

    I have openSUSE Leap 15.1, 64-bit. My desktop environment is KDE.

    I installed the Snap version of Skype following these instructions:
    https://snapcraft.io/install/skype/opensuse

    Skype works as expected, with the exception that it keeps on telling me that there is a newer version and that I should run my package manager to install it. The version that I have installed is 8.47.0.59.

    Needless to say that when I run "zypper up" no Skype update is presented. Same results when I run "sudo snap install skype --classic".

    How do I update Skype?

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    Could it be you called the package by the wrong name?

    I think most of us who use skype on openSUSE use a different method for installation, and obtain skype direct froom microsoft (?) and not via the method you employed.

    Most follow the openSUSE skype wiki: https://en.opensuse.org/Skype

    On my openSUSE-15.0 GNU/Linux the package is called "skypeforlinux".
    Code:
    oldcpu@linux:~> rpm -q skypeforlinux
    skypeforlinux-8.51.0.86-1.x86_64
    Can you go to YaST > Software Management, and search for Skype and confirm you have the name correct? Assuming you do , then Is it possible for you to delete your current Skype install, and then re-install using the above Link?

    Its possible for the packager packaged skype that you are using, the packager not bothered to maintain an updated skype packaging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tb75252 View Post
    I have openSUSE Leap 15.1, 64-bit. My desktop environment is KDE.

    I installed the Snap version of Skype following these instructions:
    https://snapcraft.io/install/skype/opensuse

    Skype works as expected, with the exception that it keeps on telling me that there is a newer version and that I should run my package manager to install it. The version that I have installed is 8.47.0.59.

    Needless to say that when I run "zypper up" no Skype update is presented. Same results when I run "sudo snap install skype --classic".

    How do I update Skype?

    Should you not be using snap to update and not zypper?
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    If you search for Skype on software.opensuse.org, you will see a message:
    Please get skype from skype.com.
    If you follow this advice you will get the latest version of Skype and it will set up the appropriate repository so that you can use YaST or zypper to update it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    If you search for Skype on software.opensuse.org, you will see a message:
    If you follow this advice you will get the latest version of Skype and it will set up the appropriate repository so that you can use YaST or zypper to update it.
    John, I'm not sure where you got this from. THIS is what appears if one searches for skype at software.opensuse.org.

    https://software.opensuse.org/package/skype

    @tb75252: I would suggest you remove the snap version that you installed, first, and then just follow the link and choose the appropriate repo for your version of openSUSE.
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    Hm, strange. Like John, I get https://software.opensuse.org/search...3A15.1&q=skype
    when I search for Skype. And ir says at the top: "Please ....".
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Hm, strange. Like John, I get https://software.opensuse.org/search...3A15.1&q=skype
    when I search for Skype. And ir says at the top: "Please ....".
    And what's weirder still, is that today, I see exactly what you both have been seeing (even my colours are different than what I'm used to). I don't know what's happening.
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    Default Re: Update Skype

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Could it be you called the package by the wrong name?

    I think most of us who use skype on openSUSE use a different method for installation, and obtain skype direct froom microsoft (?) and not via the method you employed.

    Most follow the openSUSE skype wiki: https://en.opensuse.org/Skype

    On my openSUSE-15.0 GNU/Linux the package is called "skypeforlinux".
    Code:
    oldcpu@linux:~> rpm -q skypeforlinux
    skypeforlinux-8.51.0.86-1.x86_64
    Can you go to YaST > Software Management, and search for Skype and confirm you have the name correct? Assuming you do , then Is it possible for you to delete your current Skype install, and then re-install using the above Link?

    Its possible for the packager packaged skype that you are using, the packager not bothered to maintain an updated skype packaging.
    .
    I uninstalled the Snapcraft version of Skype and, following your suggestion I installed the one as explained in the wiki link you gave me.
    Let's see if Skype gets updated automatically by YaST's Software Management the next time that a new version comes out...

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