Install Skype 4.3 on Fedora 21/20, CentOS/RHEL/SL 7/6.6

skype-logo-smallThis is guide, howto install Skype 4.3 on Fedora 21/20/19/18/17/16 on CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL)/Scientific Linux (SL) 7/6.6. This is actually easy process, but I won’t use Skype own RPM package, which works only with Fedora 16+. Skype package also doesn’t care about any needed dependencies on 64-bit (x86_64) systems nor 32-bit (i686) systems. This guide uses Skype dynamic package and all dependencies are installed manually.

1. Install Skype 4.3 on Fedora 21/20/19/18 and CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7/6.6

1.1 Change root user

1.2 Install needed repositories

Needed only on CentOS/RHEL/SL

1.3 Install Needed Dependencies

Same command on multiple lines:

Additional dependencies for CentOS 6 / Red Hat (RHEL) 6 / Scientific Linux (SL) 6

1.4 Download Skype 4.3 Dynamic

1.5 Extract Skype

1.6 Create Launcher

Open /usr/bin/skype with text editor and add following content:

Fedora / CentOS 7 / Red Hat (RHEL) 7 / Scientific Linux (SL) 7

CentOS 6 / Red Hat (RHEL) 6 / Scientific Linux (SL) 6

If you you have problems to use command line editors, like vi/vim, nano, emacs, pico, joe, etc. then copy and paste following lines (exatcly) to terminal to create /usr/bin/skype file.

Fedora / CentOS 7 / Red Hat (RHEL) 7 / Scientific Linux (SL) 7

CentOS 6 / Red Hat (RHEL) 6 / Scientific Linux (SL) 6

2. Use Skype

2.1 Start Skype

From command line use skype command

From Desktop menu on Fedora 16 Gnome 3.2 Skype Launcher
Skype Launcher Fedora 16 Gnome 3.2

From Desktop menu CentOS 6.2 Gnome 2 and Skype Launcher
Skype Launcher CentOS 6.2 Gnome 2

2.2 Accept Skype End User License Agreement

Skype End User License Agreement

2.3 Login Skype

Skype 4.3 Login

Skype 4.3 Fedora 20

2.4 Skype 4.3 running on CentOS 6.5

Skype 4.3 on CentOS 6.5

2.4 Skype 4.2 running on Fedora 19

Skype 4.2 Running on Fedora 19

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  1. on my brand-new Fedora 21 x64 installation I had to install ALL .i686 packages but now Skype works like a charm!
    Thanks a lot!!! ;)

  2. In my computer with Fedora 21 works fine,thanks!! YOU ARE THE BEST

  3. you big one!!!!

  4. Followed the insructions – skype installs perfectly on Fedora 21 on (Macbook pro) but when trying to run Skype only get an error.

    “Sorry we didnt recognize your sign-in details. Please check your Skype Name and password, then try again.

    have reset my microsoft/skype numerous times just to make sure.
    deleted the .Skype directory

    makes abosulely no difference and Skype does not allow me to sign-in.

    • Hi moogo,

      Could you sign-in normally on

      I just tested Skype on Fedora 21 and I could sign-in without problems.



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