Skype is an essential software for all. To install skype on linux, we need install some additional packages to resolve the dependency problem. This guide explains you how to install skype on Enterprise linux distributions such as centos linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL ). Unfortunately skype does not provide 64 bit versions application. To resolve this we need to install some additional applications.
yum update yum install wget
Install the dependencies and download the skype for enterprise linux
yum install libXi.so.6 libXss.so.1 libasound.so.2 libXv.so.1 libSM.so.6 libXrender.so. wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-22.214.171.124-fedora.i586.rpm yum localinstall --nogpgcheck ./skype-*.rpm
Sometimes skype will not start, the only solution to start the skype is replacing the /usr/bin/skype with the download static skype
wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype_static-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2 tar xvf skype_static-x.x.x.x.tar.bz2 cp skype_static-188.8.131.52/skype /usr/bin/skype cp: overwrite '/usr/bin/skype' ? Y
Now its clear. You can access the skype from Applicaions -> Internet -> Skype or type skype in your terminal.
Enjoy ! Cheers
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