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Install Skype in CentOS 6.3, RHEL 6.3, Fedora 19

Install Skype in CentOS 6.3, RHEL 6.3, Fedora 19
Install Skype in CentOS 6.3, RHEL 6.3, Fedora 19

This tutorial explains how to install Skype in CentOS, Redhat linux. CentOS and RHEL requires more dependencies during installation of Skype and its difficult to install all the dependencies step by step manually. So we need to setup a repo for Skype or we can install a repository which contains Skype and its dependencies. It is a better and easiest option to install a Skype. The repository (Nux Desktop) is a suitable repository because it contains Skype and its dependencies.

Setup Skype Repository

First of all you will find out your system architecture

[root@linuxpathfinder /]# arch

X86_64     – 64 bit linux
i386     – 32 bit Linux

If you have 64 bit linux OS then use following repository

rpm -ivh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

or else if you have 32 bit linux OS, then use this

rpm -ivh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/i386/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

I have 32 bit linux OS

[root@linuxpathfinder /]# rpm -ivh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/i386/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

Sample output:

Retrieving http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/i386/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.hMmOjE: Header V4 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 85c6cd8a: NOKEY
Preparing…                ################################## [100%]
1:nux-dextop-release     ################################ [100%]

Installed: nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

If you need to clean your repositories, then do it

[root@linuxpathfinder /]# yum clean all

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Cleaning repos: base extras nux-dextop updates
Cleaning up Everything
Cleaning up list of fastest mirrors

Now Install Skype

[root@linuxpathfinder /]# yum install skype

For more information

It will ask you to import key, type “y” and then enter

Sample output:

warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V4 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 85c6cd8a: NOKEY
Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro
Importing GPG key 0x85C6CD8A:
Userid : Nux.Ro (rpm builder) <rpm@li.nux.ro>
Package: nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch (installed)
From   : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Installed:
skype.i586 0:4.0.0.8-1.el6.nux

Dependency Installed:
alsa-lib.i686 0:1.0.22-3.el6
flac.i686 0:1.2.1-6.1.el6
fontconfig.i686 0:2.8.0-3.el6
freetype.i686 0:2.3.11-14.el6_3.1
libICE.i686 0:1.0.6-1.el6
libSM.i686 0:1.2.1-2.el6
libX11.i686 0:1.5.0-4.el6
libX11-common.noarch 0:1.5.0-4.el6
libXScrnSaver.i686 0:1.2.2-2.el6
libXau.i686 0:1.0.6-4.el6
libXext.i686 0:1.3.1-2.el6
libXi.i686 0:1.6.1-3.el6
libXrender.i686 0:0.9.7-2.el6
libXtst.i686 0:1.2.1-2.el6
libXv.i686 0:1.0.7-2.el6
libasyncns.i686 0:0.8-1.1.el6
libjpeg-turbo.i686 0:1.2.1-1.el6
libogg.i686 2:1.1.4-2.1.el6
libsndfile.i686 0:1.0.20-5.el6
libtiff.i686 0:3.9.4-9.el6_3
libvorbis.i686 1:1.2.3-4.el6_2.1
libxcb.i686 0:1.8.1-1.el6
pulseaudio-libs.i686 0:0.9.21-14.el6_3

Complete!

[root@linuxpathfinder /]# rpm -qa | grep -i skype

skype-4.0.0.8-1.el6.nux.i586

Now Skype ready to use after successfully installed in your linux box.

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