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Question: How to Skype with OS X 10.6.8?

OS X 10.6.8 and Skype says I need 10.9.

Do I have to upgrade the O/S?

Suggestions?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Jul 12, 2017 3:06 AM in response to Roger Wilmut1 In response to Roger Wilmut1

try this with skype 6.15 & os 10.6.8:


  1. Quit Skype
  2. Go to Applications Folder in Finder and Right Click on the Skype icon
  3. Select "Show Package Contents"
  4. Click on Info.plist
  5. Scroll Down until you locate Locate these 3 lines:

</array>

<key>CFBundleVersion</key>

<string>6.15.0.335</string>

Replace with:

</array>

<key>CFBundleVersion</key>

<string>7.36.0.507</string>

6. Then go to File and click on Save, or press Command+S

7. Re-open Skype


i found it in another forum, it works.

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Jul 12, 2017 3:08 AM in response to smayer97 In response to smayer97

try this with skype 6.15 & os 10.6.8:


  1. Quit Skype
  2. Go to Applications Folder in Finder and Right Click on the Skype icon
  3. Select "Show Package Contents"
  4. Click on Info.plist
  5. Scroll Down until you locate Locate these 3 lines:

</array>

<key>CFBundleVersion</key>

<string>6.15.0.335</string>

Replace with:

</array>

<key>CFBundleVersion</key>

<string>7.36.0.507</string>

6. Then go to File and click on Save, or press Command+S

7. Re-open Skype


i found it in another forum, it works.

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Feb 28, 2015 6:06 AM in response to bradfordbev In response to bradfordbev

I have this problem too.

The latest Skype version does say on the download page, that it should be compatible with OS X 10.6.8

But on trying to install Skype message says I need OS X 10.9 minimum, so the download page is incorrect.


Rather than upgrading to Mavericks or Yosemite, I'm going to look for an older version of Skype for OS X 10.6.8


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Feb 28, 2015 6:06 AM

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Sep 6, 2015 1:08 AM in response to bradfordbev In response to bradfordbev

If you click THIS link:

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-mac/downloading/

it will download immediately from the site that Roger gave you.

Lex

EDIT: THIS IS THE WRONG ONE, HERE IS THE CORRECT VERSION (V6):

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34498/which-version-of-skype-for-mac-os-x-do- i-need

Lex

Sep 6, 2015 1:08 AM

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Sep 6, 2015 1:22 AM in response to Lexiepex In response to Lexiepex

Thanks. I tried the appropriate link, but still no luck. I have a mac version 10.6 so I tried the appropriate download (10.6 - 10.8). The first part of the error message I get is:



Process: Skype [495]
Path: /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype
Identifier: com.skype.skype
Version: ??? (???)
Code Type: X86 (Native)

Parent Process: launchd [72]


Date/Time: 2015-09-06 09:20:04.163 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432)

Report Version: 6


Interval Since Last Report: 1786 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 2

Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 2

Anonymous UUID: 5066615B-1C4E-4557-9CAB-34F86CCF1625


Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)

Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x000000000000000b

Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread


Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

0 com.skype.skype 0x005d89f8 0x1000 + 6126072


Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):

eax: 0x00000000 ebx: 0x01993201 ecx: 0x8fe40001 edx: 0x019932e5

edi: 0x00000090 esi: 0x018398ac ebp: 0x019932f8 esp: 0xbffff900

ss: 0x0000001f efl: 0x00010246 eip: 0x005d89f8 cs: 0x00000017

ds: 0x0000001f es: 0x0000001f fs: 0x00000000 gs: 0x00000037

cr2: 0x0000000b


Binary Images:

0x1000 - 0xa1ffff +com.skype.skype 6.15 (6.15.0.335) <57CD3DBD-400C-330E-8417-A17175682ED2> /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype

0x1b00000 - 0x1b35ff7 com.apple.coreWLAN.framework 6.0 (600.27) <7A690BF0-C3FD-BE25-6687-F4959335BAF3> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreWLAN.framework/Versions/A/CoreWLAN

0x1b49000 - 0x1b8affd +net.hockeyapp.sdk.mac 2.1.0 (24) <57ABAE69-9025-3983-BD43-7DA4FB661C3B> /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/Frameworks/HockeySDK.framework/Versions/A/Hock eySDK

0x8fe00000 - 0x8fe4162b dyld 132.1 (???) <211AF0DD-42D9-79C8-BB6A-1F4BEEF4B4AB> /usr/lib/dyld

0x90003000 - 0x90185fe7 libicucore.A.dylib ??? (???) <FBB66376-CBA9-8149-A1AA-10AB8578C3B3> /usr/lib/libicucore.A.dylib

0x903ca000 - 0x903eeff7 libJPEG.dylib ??? (???) <265DBF67-994E-E320-4CB1-9C3DE792C3B2> /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/ ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libJPEG.dylib

0x903ef000 - 0x90471ffb SecurityFoundation ??? (???) <29C27E0E-B2B3-BF6B-B1F8-5783B8B01535> /System/Library/Frameworks/SecurityFoundation.framework/Versions/A/SecurityFoun dation

0x90472000 - 0x904a5fe7 com.apple.framework.Apple80211 6.0 (600.27) <71355192-C725-E3D0-BB2C-34BC2A41B5E3> /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Apple80211

0x9054e000 - 0x9072efff com.apple.imageKit 2.0 (1.0) <A09D802D-DAD8-39D6-B3D1-83931741E387> /System/Library/Frameworks/Quartz.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/ImageKit.fram ework/Versions/A/ImageKit

0x9072f000 - 0x9077ffe7 libGLU.dylib ??? (???) <55A69DCE-1237-341E-F239-CDFE1F5B19BB> /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.

Sep 6, 2015 1:22 AM

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Feb 5, 2016 9:11 PM in response to bradfordbev In response to bradfordbev

No you don´t have to but you can upgrade your OS at any point in time.

I still heavily enjoy my 10.6.8 and Skype Skype 615 (335) but boot from ElCap on an external HD, when needed.


The minimum System Requirement for any Skype 7+ is 10.9.


So I am sure that some issues ( like Skype not updating on quit ) are caused by this.

Feb 5, 2016 9:11 PM

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Feb 26, 2016 1:55 PM in response to bradfordbev In response to bradfordbev

Upgrading is FREE (its not windows!)

I have never had any problems on EL Capitan and it includes the new versions of safari (old and outdated browsers can't load modern web pages very good)

*The update in the app store just search it.

also do a back up just in case.

🙂

Feb 26, 2016 1:55 PM

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Jul 11, 2017 8:10 PM in response to Roger Wilmut1 In response to Roger Wilmut1

As of today July 11, 2017, can no longer sign into Skype using v6.15 on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). Says "...because you're using an outdated version..." yet I was able to sign in back in late May 2017 (the last time I tried).


Any way around this? I cannot upgrade my Mac OS X at this time to be able to run the latest version of Skype, which needs Mac OS X 10.9 or higher.

Jul 11, 2017 8:10 PM

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Jul 11, 2017 11:33 PM in response to smayer97 In response to smayer97

If, as appears to be the case, Microsoft are deliberately blocking older versions then I don't see that there's anything you can do except to make your displeasure known to Microsoft. Apparently they've already had a lot of protests - obviously I have not idea whether there's any chance of their being pressured to change their corporate minds.

Jul 11, 2017 11:33 PM

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Jul 12, 2017 3:06 AM in response to Roger Wilmut1 In response to Roger Wilmut1

try this with skype 6.15 & os 10.6.8:


  1. Quit Skype
  2. Go to Applications Folder in Finder and Right Click on the Skype icon
  3. Select "Show Package Contents"
  4. Click on Info.plist
  5. Scroll Down until you locate Locate these 3 lines:

</array>

<key>CFBundleVersion</key>

<string>6.15.0.335</string>

Replace with:

</array>

<key>CFBundleVersion</key>

<string>7.36.0.507</string>

6. Then go to File and click on Save, or press Command+S

7. Re-open Skype


i found it in another forum, it works.

Jul 12, 2017 3:06 AM

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Jul 12, 2017 3:08 AM in response to smayer97 In response to smayer97

try this with skype 6.15 & os 10.6.8:


  1. Quit Skype
  2. Go to Applications Folder in Finder and Right Click on the Skype icon
  3. Select "Show Package Contents"
  4. Click on Info.plist
  5. Scroll Down until you locate Locate these 3 lines:

</array>

<key>CFBundleVersion</key>

<string>6.15.0.335</string>

Replace with:

</array>

<key>CFBundleVersion</key>

<string>7.36.0.507</string>

6. Then go to File and click on Save, or press Command+S

7. Re-open Skype


i found it in another forum, it works.

Jul 12, 2017 3:08 AM

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