SKype on Rasbian (buster)


Why can I not install skype on my raspberry Pi3? Inspite of the page:

My configuration so far:
pi@raspberrypi:/usr/lib $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 4.19.97-v7+ #1294 SMP Thu Jan 30 13:15:58 GMT 2020 armv7l GNU/Linux

My problem:
pi@raspberrypi:/usr/lib $ snap install skype --classic
error: snap “skype” is not available on stable for this architecture (armhf) but exists on other
architectures (amd64, i386).

I think we need to figure a way to only show the raspbian option when an arm build is available, as this has come up a few times, and it’s misleading.

@Lukewh is this do-able?

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if you look at the bottom of

there is no raspbian option anymore

yet … a direct link like "<snapname>/raspbian still works and does not show a 404 …

That install landing page is the second result when I google for “skype raspbian”. While there is no link to it from now, presumably there was one in the past and it is stuck in the search engine index.

Pages like this need to return a 404 rather than just being hidden.

This makes complete sense - I’ve created and will look at it first thing this week :)!

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