Install Skype 8.69 on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL/SL 8.3/7.8 - Comment Page: 20

This is guide, howto install Skype 8.69 on Fedora 34/33/32/31 on CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL)/Scientific Linux (SL) 8.3/7.8. This is actually easy process, I updated this guide and use Skype own RPM package, because it's currently only way the install Skype. Skype 4.3 and older versions are outdated after July 1. 2017. Notice From Skype download page: Important notice: All Skype for Linux clients version 4.3 and older will be retired on July 1, 2017. To keep chatting, please install the latest version of Skype for Linux. Check video version of guide: Watch More Videos and Subscribe to Youtube Channel 1. Install Skype 8.69 on Fedora...

709 comments on “Install Skype 8.69 on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL/SL 8.3/7.8 - Comment Page: 20

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    1. Hello, worked flawlessly with Fedora 22,
      Thank you very much !

    2. hi
      my error when type “skype” on terminal :

      /usr/bin/skype: line 5: 3804 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

      Centos 6
      export SKYPE_HOME=”/usr/src/skype”
      export GTK2_RC_FILES=”/etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc”

      $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

    3. Excellent! Thank you very much

    4. Error installing dependencies:

      Running transaction check
      Transaction check succeeded.
      Running transaction test
      The downloaded packages were saved in cache till the next successful transaction.
      You can remove cached packages by executing ‘dnf clean packages’.
      Error: Transaction check error:
      file /usr/share/doc/freetype/CHANGES from install of freetype-2.5.5-2.fc22.i686 conflicts with file from package freetype-2.5.5-1.fc22.x86_64

      Error when starting Skype from command line:

      [[email protected] ~]$ skype
      /usr/bin/skype: /opt/skype/skype: /lib/ bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

      • Hi GAM,

        Run dnf update first:

        dnf update

        And then try again install dependencies.

        • Hi JR,

          Thanks I did that and got no errors when dependencies installed. However, when I try to launch skype, I now get this:

          [[email protected] ~]$ skype
          /usr/bin/skype: line 4: 2491 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

          • Hi GAM,

            Do you have nVidia drivers installed?

            Could you post output of following command (example to

            strace /usr/bin/skype
            • Hi JR,

              Yes, I do have nVidia drivers installed. Does that foil things?

              Output of this wasn’t very exciting:

              [[email protected] Desktop]# strace /usr/bin/skype
              bash: strace: command not found

              • Yes, sometimes nVidia drivers cause problems with Skype.

                What version of nVidia drivers you have installed?
                And do you have 32-bit compatibility libraries installed?

                Could you also post output of following commands:

                updatedb;locate libGL |xargs ls -la
                grep -v "#" /etc/sysconfig/selinux |grep -v -e '^$'

                You can install strace using command:

                dnf install strace
                • Hi JR,

                  I tried to post that output, but was blocked by the site. Please advise.

                      • Hi Louis,

                        What OS you are running? Did you installed 32-bit support on your nVidia drivers?

                        I have to test this again with nVidia drivers.

                      • I’m running Fedora 23 64bit – fresh install and updated.
                        Linux 4.2.5-300.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 27 04:29:56 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux.

                        And yes i did install the 32 bit compatibility libraries.

                      • Have the same problem too. Fedora 23, nvidia+32bit libraries.

                      • Hi GAM, Louis and Ivan

                        Add following row to your /usr/bin/skype file:

                        export LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/"
                        export SKYPE_HOME="/opt/skype"
                        $SKYPE_HOME/skype --resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

                        I tested this quickly on Fedora 23 and Skype starts.

                      • That’s it. It works.


                      • I had the same problem and it solved them!

        • This is just to report that I updated from Fed 21 to Fed23 recently. The Skype that I had installed for Fed21 using your instructions works fine. No rebuild required.

          dnf (successor to yum) doesn’t seem to know about it
          dnf list skype
          Last metadata expiration check performed 0:10:55 ago on Mon Nov 30 10:11:49 2015.
          Error: No matching Packages to list
          [[email protected] ~]$ dnf info skype
          Last metadata expiration check performed 0:11:10 ago on Mon Nov 30 10:11:49 2015.
          Error: No matching Packages to list

          • Hi Art Olin,

            Yes, dnf (or yum) doesn’t find/see skype, because it’s installed from tar package directly to filesystem.

    5. Hi JR,

      I am sysadmin and facing skype fonts fuzziness issue on many centos 7 systems. On centos 7 skype sometime work but sometime chat windows fonts overlap.

    6. Hello,

      I have a problem installing qtwebkit.i686 in a CentOS 6.7. If I search for the package I receive the error “No package qtwebkit.i686 available” but if I try to install “yum install qtwebkit” it fails because the package needs other dependencies. Please your help!

      • Hi rioujin,

        Could you post output of following command:

        yum repolist
        • Hello, thank you for your reply. Following the output of the command:

          epel/metalink | 2.6 kB 00:00
          * base:
          * epel:
          * extras:
          * updates:
          base | 3.7 kB 00:00
          extras | 3.4 kB 00:00
          updates | 3.4 kB 00:00
          updates/primary_db | 1.9 MB 00:00
          repo id repo name status
          base CentOS-6 – Base 6,575
          epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 – x86_64 8,653
          extras CentOS-6 – Extras 44
          updates CentOS-6 – Updates 466

          • Hello rioujin,

            Could you first run:

            yum update


            yum install qtwebkit.i686

            If it still fails, could you post your install command output here?

            • Hello,

              Thank you for your help. The first time when I tried to run “yum update” the command failed with due to dependencies so I had to remove the EPEL repository, restart the system and reinstall the EPEL repository and now everything is ok, skype is working on CentOS 6,7!




    8. On Fedora 22 with KDE (Plasma 5), skype is not shown in tray.
      In order to fix it I’ve installed:
      dnf install sni-qt.i686

      After that:
      1) Alt+F2 -> Skype -> Enter
      2) In main meny -> Exit
      3) Alt+F2 -> Skype -> Enter

      Bingo :)

    9. I have problem
      /opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

      • Hi Maxim,

        Did you installed all dependencies successfully on step 1.3?

        You need libXv.i686

      • Is this library installed?
        libXv.i686 : X.Org X11 libXv runtime library

    10. Hi JR,
      On F23 GNOME RC3 x64 I think this library is also needed: libxcb.i686
      Still there is a dependency problem, see below:
      Error: package qt-1:4.8.7-3.fc23.i686 requires, but none of the providers can be installed.
      package pulseaudio-libs-7.0-1.fc23.i686 requires, but none of the providers can be installed.
      package glib2-2.46.1-1.fc23.i686 requires, but none of the providers can be installed.
      package qtwebkit-2.3.4-8.fc23.i686 requires, but none of the providers can be installed
      (try to add ‘–allowerasing’ to command line to replace conflicting packages)

      Have to give it a closer look later.

    11. thank you so much guys its working fine really really helpful & a cake walk by above steps.

    12. Thanks! It works like charm on my fedora 22 , 64 bit

    13. Hi JR,

      i have encountered skype crash when running on fedora 23, probably similar/same to GAM has.
      I’m running on Fedora with downgraded x11 as per your nvidia drivers instruction. As i have NVS 3100, i’m running nvidia 340.xx with 32 libraries installed.

      strace output (from command “strace -v -o skype.txt skype”) is on

      At first it wrote about not able to find in /usr/share/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES (and similar directories). After switching to Czech locale it can find but still crashes. No idea why now.

      • Hi JR – the solution you have posted for GAM (export LD_PRELOAD) is working for me as well. Thank you.

        • Hi Martin,

          In fact, this was meant for you, too of course. Skype won’t start with nVidia version of libGL.

    14. I have Fedora 23, aftter download Skype i have run comand as 1.5.
      #tar xvf skype-4.3* -C /opt/skype –strip-components=1
      tar: /opt/skype: funzione “open” non riuscita: File o directory non esistente
      tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

      Resolved with “mkdir /opt/skype” before run tar command

      • Sorry!
        It’s all ok

    15. Hi,

      thank you for your help.
      When I try to start skype :

      /bin/skype: /opt/skype/skype: /lib/ bad ELF interpreter

      • Hi Olivier,

        Did you installed needed dependencies on step 1.3?

        • Hi JR,
          Sorry I didn’t notied that I received errors at this step… I did a dnf updates and now it’s works !

          Thank you.

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