Install N9 Skype UI on N950

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jflatt at the invaluable tmo forum published an approach to install the N9 version of Real Golf 2011 on N950. It is a mind-numbingly simple task of just adding the N9 apt source repo to your lists.

$ devel-su
Password: rootme
# cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
# echo "deb https://qa9recEP:Pat2UGuP@downloads.maemo.nokia.com/harmattan/001 ./" > n9.list

“001” is the device code that replaces “rm680” for N950. Real Golf requires some additional hacking (see link above), but that is not what I wanted to talk about. First question on my mind was: can I finally get Skype UI installed on the N950 the same way?

Continuing from before:

# apt-get update
# apt-cache search skype
l10n-app-skype - Translation File for application skype
telepathy-spirit - Skype connection manager for Telepathy
account-plugin-skype - Skype plugin for accounts-ui
# apt-get install account-plugin-skype
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed
  account-plugin-skype
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 14 not upgraded.
Need to get 390kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,528kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get: 1 https://downloads.maemo.nokia.com ./ account-plugin-skype 0.85+0m6 [390kB]
Fetched 390kB in 2s (193kB/s)               
Selecting previously deselected package account-plugin-skype.
(Reading database ... 44172 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking account-plugin-skype (from .../account-plugin-skype_0.85+0m6_armel.deb) ...
aegis-installing account-plugin-skype (from 'com.nokia.maemo')
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Setting up account-plugin-skype (0.85+0m6) ...
Updating desktop entries... Done
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My existing mc-tool’d Skype account did not show up after this procedure. So I removed it.

$ mc-tool list
$ mc-tool remove account-name-here

Then I launched Skype from the fresh new app launcher icon that appeared, entered my account info again, logged in and everything seems fine so far.

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