Howto install Skype 4.2 on Centos 6.4/6.3/5.9 Fedora 18/17

Howto install Skype 4.2 on Centos 6.4/6.3/5.9 Fedora 18/17

install skype fedora 18

 

1. Using yum install to install some dependencies :

For CentOS/Redhat, please install epel repository first

http://ithelpblog.com/os/linux/redhat/centos-redhat/how-to-install-epel-repository-on-centos-6-4-or-redhat-6-4-rhel/

[root@fedora18 ~]# yum install alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 qtwebkit.i686puls

Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
fedora/18/i386/metalink | 9.1 kB 00:00:00
updates/18/i386/metalink | 5.9 kB 00:00:00
updates | 4.6 kB 00:00:00
updates/primary_db | 7.8 MB 00:00:25
updates/group_gz | 388 kB 00:00:02
Package alsa-lib-1.0.26-2.fc18.i686 already installed and latest version
Package libXv-1.0.7-2.fc18.i686 already installed and latest version
Package libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-2.fc18.i686 already installed and latest version
Package alsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.0.26-2.fc18.i686 already installed and latest version
Resolving Dependencies
–> Running transaction check
—> Package pulseaudio-libs.i686 0:2.1-4.fc18 will be updated
–> Processing Dependency: pulseaudio-libs(x86-32) = 2.1-4.fc18 for package: pulseaudio-utils-2.1-4.fc18.i686
–> Processing Dependency: pulseaudio-libs(x86-32) = 2.1-4.fc18 for package: pulseaudio-2.1-4.fc18.i686
—> Package pulseaudio-libs.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 will be an update
—> Package pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 0:2.1-4.fc18 will be updated
—> Package pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 will be an update
—> Package qt.i686 1:4.8.4-1.fc18 will be updated
–> Processing Dependency: qt(x86-32) = 1:4.8.4-1.fc18 for package: 1:qt-mysql-4.8.4-1.fc18.i686
—> Package qt.i686 1:4.8.4-17.fc18 will be an update
—> Package qt-x11.i686 1:4.8.4-1.fc18 will be updated
—> Package qt-x11.i686 1:4.8.4-17.fc18 will be an update
—> Package qtwebkit.i686 0:2.2.2-2.fc18 will be updated
—> Package qtwebkit.i686 0:2.2.2-8.fc18 will be an update
–> Running transaction check
—> Package pulseaudio.i686 0:2.1-4.fc18 will be updated
–> Processing Dependency: pulseaudio = 2.1-4.fc18 for package: pulseaudio-module-x11-2.1-4.fc18.i686
–> Processing Dependency: pulseaudio = 2.1-4.fc18 for package: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-2.1-4.fc18.i686
—> Package pulseaudio.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 will be an update
—> Package pulseaudio-utils.i686 0:2.1-4.fc18 will be updated
—> Package pulseaudio-utils.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 will be an update
—> Package qt-mysql.i686 1:4.8.4-1.fc18 will be updated
—> Package qt-mysql.i686 1:4.8.4-17.fc18 will be an update
–> Running transaction check
—> Package pulseaudio-module-bluetooth.i686 0:2.1-4.fc18 will be updated
—> Package pulseaudio-module-bluetooth.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 will be an update
—> Package pulseaudio-module-x11.i686 0:2.1-4.fc18 will be updated
—> Package pulseaudio-module-x11.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 will be an update
–> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
=============================================================================================================
Updating:
pulseaudio-libs i686 2.1-6.fc18 updates 443 k
pulseaudio-libs-glib2 i686 2.1-6.fc18 updates 25 k
qt i686 1:4.8.4-17.fc18 updates 4.7 M
qt-x11 i686 1:4.8.4-17.fc18 updates 13 M
qtwebkit i686 2.2.2-8.fc18 updates 7.1 M
Updating for dependencies:
pulseaudio i686 2.1-6.fc18 updates 788 k
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth i686 2.1-6.fc18 updates 88 k
pulseaudio-module-x11 i686 2.1-6.fc18 updates 37 k
pulseaudio-utils i686 2.1-6.fc18 updates 86 k
qt-mysql i686 1:4.8.4-17.fc18 updates 62 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================================================
Upgrade 5 Packages (+5 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 26 M
Is this ok [y/N]:y

Downloading Packages:
Setting up and reading Presto delta metadata
updates/prestodelta | 1.9 MB 00:00:05
Processing delta metadata
Download delta size: 2.9 M
(1/10): pulseaudio-2.1-4.fc18_2.1-6.fc18.i686.drpm | 181 kB 00:00:02
(2/10): pulseaudio-libs-2.1-4.fc18_2.1-6.fc18.i686.drpm | 45 kB 00:00:02
(3/10): pulseaudio-utils-2.1-4.fc18_2.1-6.fc18.i686.drpm | 65 kB 00:00:00
(4/10): pulseaudio-libs-glib2-2.1-4.fc18_2.1-6.fc18.i686.drpm | 20 kB 00:00:03
(5/10): qt-mysql-4.8.4-1.fc18_4.8.4-17.fc18.i686.drpm | 38 kB 00:00:00
(6/10): qt-4.8.4-1.fc18_4.8.4-17.fc18.i686.drpm | 468 kB 00:00:03
(7/10): pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-2.1-4.fc18_2.1-6.fc18.i686.drpm | 34 kB 00:00:07
(8/10): qtwebkit-2.2.2-2.fc18_2.2.2-8.fc18.i686.drpm | 1.0 MB 00:00:05
(9/10): qt-x11-4.8.4-1.fc18_4.8.4-17.fc18.i686.drpm | 1.0 MB 00:00:05
(10/10): pulseaudio-module-x11-2.1-4.fc18_2.1-6.fc18.i686.drpm | 26 kB 00:00:09
Finishing rebuild of rpms, from deltarpms
<locally rebuilding deltarpms> | 26 MB 00:01:28
Presto reduced the update size by 90% (from 26 M to 2.9 M).
warning: /var/cache/yum/i386/18/updates/packages/pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-2.1-6.fc18.i686.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID de7f38bd: NOKEY
Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-i386
Importing GPG key 0xDE7F38BD:
Userid : “Fedora (18) <fedora@fedoraproject.org>”
Fingerprint: 7efb 8811 dd11 e380 b679 fced ff01 125c de7f 38bd
Package : fedora-release-18-1.noarch (@anaconda)
From : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-i386

Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running Transaction Check
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Updating : pulseaudio-libs-2.1-6.fc18.i686 1/20
Updating : 1:qt-4.8.4-17.fc18.i686 2/20
Updating : pulseaudio-2.1-6.fc18.i686 3/20
Updating : 1:qt-x11-4.8.4-17.fc18.i686 4/20
Updating : pulseaudio-utils-2.1-6.fc18.i686 5/20
Updating : pulseaudio-module-x11-2.1-6.fc18.i686 6/20
Updating : qtwebkit-2.2.2-8.fc18.i686 7/20
Updating : pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-2.1-6.fc18.i686 8/20
Updating : 1:qt-mysql-4.8.4-17.fc18.i686 9/20
Updating : pulseaudio-libs-glib2-2.1-6.fc18.i686 10/20
Cleanup : qtwebkit-2.2.2-2.fc18.i686 11/20
Cleanup : pulseaudio-module-x11-2.1-4.fc18.i686 12/20
Cleanup : pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-2.1-4.fc18.i686 13/20
Cleanup : pulseaudio-2.1-4.fc18.i686 14/20
Cleanup : pulseaudio-utils-2.1-4.fc18.i686 15/20
Cleanup : 1:qt-x11-4.8.4-1.fc18.i686 16/20
Cleanup : pulseaudio-libs-glib2-2.1-4.fc18.i686 17/20
Cleanup : 1:qt-mysql-4.8.4-1.fc18.i686 18/20
Cleanup : 1:qt-4.8.4-1.fc18.i686 19/20
Cleanup : pulseaudio-libs-2.1-4.fc18.i686 20/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-2.1-6.fc18.i686 1/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-libs-2.1-6.fc18.i686 2/20
Verifying : 1:qt-mysql-4.8.4-17.fc18.i686 3/20
Verifying : 1:qt-4.8.4-17.fc18.i686 4/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-utils-2.1-6.fc18.i686 5/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-libs-glib2-2.1-6.fc18.i686 6/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-module-x11-2.1-6.fc18.i686 7/20
Verifying : 1:qt-x11-4.8.4-17.fc18.i686 8/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-2.1-6.fc18.i686 9/20
Verifying : qtwebkit-2.2.2-8.fc18.i686 10/20
Verifying : 1:qt-mysql-4.8.4-1.fc18.i686 11/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-2.1-4.fc18.i686 12/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-2.1-4.fc18.i686 13/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-module-x11-2.1-4.fc18.i686 14/20
Verifying : 1:qt-4.8.4-1.fc18.i686 15/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-libs-2.1-4.fc18.i686 16/20
Verifying : qtwebkit-2.2.2-2.fc18.i686 17/20
Verifying : 1:qt-x11-4.8.4-1.fc18.i686 18/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-utils-2.1-4.fc18.i686 19/20
Verifying : pulseaudio-libs-glib2-2.1-4.fc18.i686 20/20

Updated:
pulseaudio-libs.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 qt.i686 1:4.8.4-17.fc18
qt-x11.i686 1:4.8.4-17.fc18 qtwebkit.i686 0:2.2.2-8.fc18

Dependency Updated:
pulseaudio.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 pulseaudio-module-bluetooth.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18
pulseaudio-module-x11.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18 pulseaudio-utils.i686 0:2.1-6.fc18
qt-mysql.i686 1:4.8.4-17.fc18

Complete!

2. Download the lastest Skype by wget command:

2a. For Fedora

[root@fedora18 ~]# wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpm
–2013-05-22 14:59:33– http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpm
Resolving download.skype.com (download.skype.com)… 165.254.26.11, 165.254.26.48
Connecting to download.skype.com (download.skype.com)|165.254.26.11|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 16375828 (16M) [application/x-redhat-package-manager]
Saving to: âskype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpmâ

100%[===================================================================>] 16,375,828 45.2KB/s in 5m 0s

2013-05-22 15:04:34 (53.3 KB/s) – âskype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpmâ saved [16375828/16375828]

[root@fedora18 ~]# rpm -ivh skype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpm
Preparing… ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing…
1:skype-4.2.0.11-fc16 ################################# [100%]

2b. For CentOS

[root@localhost tmp]# wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.2.0.11.tar.bz2
–2013-05-24 04:05:49– http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.2.0.11.tar.bz2
Resolving download.skype.com… 72.246.53.10, 72.246.53.56
Connecting to download.skype.com|72.246.53.10|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 16109666 (15M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: âskype-4.2.0.11.tar.bz2â100%[===========================================================================================================================================================>] 16,109,666 43.5K/s in 6m 19s2013-05-24 04:12:09 (41.5 KB/s) – âskype-4.2.0.11.tar.bz2â[root@localhost tmp]# mkdir /opt/skype
[root@localhost tmp]# tar xvf skype-4.2* -C /opt/skype –strip-components=1
skype-4.2.0.11/third-party_attributions.txt
skype-4.2.0.11/LICENSE
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_es.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_es.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_pl.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_it.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_zh_t.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_de.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_ja.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_pt_pt.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_uk.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_th.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_lt.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_ja.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_no.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_pt_br.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_ro.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_ko.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_fr.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_cs.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_ro.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_bg.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_fr.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_lv.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_lv.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_lt.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_zh_t.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_pl.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_pt_pt.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_zh_s.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_pt_br.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_et.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_tr.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_ko.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_bg.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_et.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_uk.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_ru.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_en.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_zh_s.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_cs.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_th.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_de.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_ru.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_it.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_en.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_no.ts
skype-4.2.0.11/lang/skype_tr.qm
skype-4.2.0.11/skype.conf
skype-4.2.0.11/skype
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Beach Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Smiley.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Hula Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Architect Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Christmas Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skypers of the Caribbean.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype-in-one.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Party Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Beauty.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/DJ Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Star Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Rice Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Yin Yang Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/The Skypeness.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Wetsuit Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/DIY Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Angel Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Shorty.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Metal Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Safety.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Artiste.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Carnaval Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Aid.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype in a Bag.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Brrr… .png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Sushi Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Headset.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Desert Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Call Me.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skypahontas.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Goaaaaal.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype San.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Pop Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Designer Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype-ahoy.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Candy.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Jah.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Business Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/College Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Fax Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Call Me Sweetheart.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Boarder.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Empire Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Make Skype Not War.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Extreme.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Bling.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Behind Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Devil Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Cool Shades.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Cola.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Geisha Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Time.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Chic Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Ninja Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype-a-Manger.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype Jyve.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Earbud Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Skype 502.png
skype-4.2.0.11/avatars/Travel Skype.png
skype-4.2.0.11/skype.desktop
skype-4.2.0.11/icons/
skype-4.2.0.11/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png
skype-4.2.0.11/icons/SkypeBlue_24x24.png
skype-4.2.0.11/icons/SkypeBlue_128x128.png
skype-4.2.0.11/icons/SkypeBlue_96x96.png
skype-4.2.0.11/icons/SkypeBlue_16x16.png
skype-4.2.0.11/icons/SkypeBlue_32x32.png
skype-4.2.0.11/icons/SkypeBlue_64x64.png
skype-4.2.0.11/icons/SkypeBlue_256x256.png
skype-4.2.0.11/README
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/SkypeLogout.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/ContactOnline.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/TransferRequest.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/CallHangup.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/CallBusy.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/ChatIncoming.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/SkypeLogin.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/TransferFailed.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/CallHold.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/ContactAuthRequest.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/TransferComplete.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/ChatOutgoing.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/ContactOffline.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/CallRingingOut.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/CallResume.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/ContactAdded.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/ChatIncomingInitial.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/CallFailed.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/VoicemailReceived.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/CallConnecting.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/CallRemoteHangup.wav
skype-4.2.0.11/sounds/CallRingingIn.wav
[root@localhost tmp]# cd /usr/lib
[root@localhost lib]# ln -s libtiff.so.3 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4
[root@localhost lib]# ln -s /opt/skype/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
[root@localhost lib]# ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/icons/skype.png
[root@localhost lib]# ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png
[root@localhost lib]# touch /usr/bin/skype
[root@localhost lib]# chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype
[root@localhost ~]# vi /usr/bin/skype
#!/bin/sh
export SKYPE_HOME=”/opt/skype”

$SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*
[root@localhost ~]#

Start Skype

[root@localhost lib]# skype

3. Now you’re ready to use Skype:

install skype fedora 18 a

 

That’s all. Thanks for using ithelpblog.com

One comment to Howto install Skype 4.2 on Centos 6.4/6.3/5.9 Fedora 18/17

  • Fabio Schevenin  says:

    Optimum tutorial, but I could not make it work.
    Could you help me?
    error message: / usr / bin / skype: line 5: “/ opt / skype”: File or directory not found
    thank you
    bio
    ;-)
    ps. use centos-6.4 – 32bit
    * Via google translator

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