Install Skype 8.69 on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL/SL 8.3/7.8 - Comment Page: 5

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 Skype 4.3 and older versions are outdated after July 1. 2017.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: 5

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    1. Great guide, I seem to be having a dependency problem :( Gotta love Beta Release ;)

      uname -a

      Linux localhost.localdomain 3.6.11-3.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Dec 17 21:35:39 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

      lsb_release -a

      LSB Version: :core-4.1-amd64:core-4.1-noarch:cxx-4.1-amd64:cxx-4.1-noarch:desktop-4.1-amd64:desktop-4.1-noarch:languages-4.1-amd64:languages-4.1-noarch:printing-4.1-amd64:printing-4.1-noarch
      Distributor ID: Fedora
      Description: Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)
      Release: 18
      Codename: SphericalCow

      rpm -qa glib\* | sort


      When I ran the yum line for the 32-bit dependencies, I ran into this:

      Error: Package: glibc-2.16-24.fc18.i686 (fedora)
      Requires: glibc-common = 2.16-24.fc18
      Installed: glibc-common-2.16-28.fc18.x86_64 (@updates-testing)
      glibc-common = 2.16-28.fc18
      Available: glibc-common-2.16-24.fc18.x86_64 (fedora)
      glibc-common = 2.16-24.fc18
      You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
      You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

      :( I need Skype for work. Any ideas?

      • Hi MindlessJohnny,

        You have glibc-common x86_64 package installed from updates-testing repo, this is normal when you use Fedora 18 Alpha, Beta or TC.

        So install all Skype dependencies with following command:

        yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install alsa-lib.i686 fontconfig.i686 freetype.i686 glib2.i686 libSM.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 libXi.i686 libXrandr.i686 libXrender.i686 libXv.i686 libstdc++.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 zlib.i686 qtwebkit.i686
        • Thanks for the suggestion, after Googling around after reading this and being super frustrated, I found the command:
          yum sync-distro

          And it downgraded everything back to what it needed to be. Skype 4.1 works flawlessly on my F18 machine now. Thanks!! :)

          • Hi MindlessJohnny,

            Yes, yum distro-sync is a another alternative, if downgrading packages is ok. :)

            Excellent to hear that you got Skype working on your system! :)

    2. Thanks! Working excellent on my Fedora 18 (final version).

    3. Works like a charm !

    4. Isn’t it easier to do:
      yum localinstall skype-
      Works perfectly for Fedora 18 x86_64!

      • Hi boyan,

        Yes, it’s easier to use RPM on latest Fedora versions, but this is more universal method, which works also with CentOS, Red Hat (RHEL) and Scientific Linux (SL). But you are right, maybe I should add this method for Fedora 18/17/16 users. :)

      • You are right. thanks!

    5. The first comment never got resolved and I’m havig the same issue.
      Command line error: no such option: –trust-server-names

    6. OK disregard, I had to install wget. Duh! LOL
      Everything else went fine

    7. Hi there,
      I am kind of new to Linux and after I followed all the steps from the tutorial I got the following error:
      Bash: /usr/bin/skype: permission denied
      I am using fedora18 64bit

      Can someone help here.

      • Got it! Just changed the permissions on the skype file…. long time with using linux :(
        Thanks a lot for the tutorial.

    8. having same problem as others getting; /usr/bin/skype: line 4: ”/opt/skype”/skype: No such file or directory. When i enter skype into terminal, because it won’t boot from activities.

      Linux 3.6.10-4.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Dec 11 18:01:27 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

      bash: lsb_release: command not found…


    9. Hi there I am having this problem with fedora 18:

      /usr/bin/skype: line 4: ”/opt/skype”/skype: No such file or directory

      I followed directions above to a T

      • Hi Bryan,

        Could you post output of following command:

        cat /usr/bin/skype
    10. I am new to linux, fedora, all of the above… I am getting the following error when I type “skype” in terminal:

      [[email protected] /]# skype
      /opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

      I have tried step 1.5 and messed around so much, I don’t know what else to do.

      Linux localhost.localdomain 3.7.5-201.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jan 28 19:54:41 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

      Thank you for the guide though. I feel like I’m close to it working! lol

    11. HI!! I tryed to install this and it worked, but I can’t launch it by cliking the skype icon, I have to go to the command line and write these lines
      export SKYPE_HOME=”/opt/skype”

      $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

      otherwise it won’t work… can you tell me how to, based on this tutorial, remove skype in order to install it by fedora utils??? I’m using fedora 18, thanks!!

      • Hi NM,

        If running those lines on command line work, then also your /usr/bin/skype should work, right?

        If you want to remove this installation then just remove /opt/skype, all symbolic links and /usr/bin/skype file.

    12. Thanks for the help!!! I follow the instructions and now, I have skype on my Fedora 18 64 bits!

    13. Thanks for this JR! A very complete and clean install, and your instructions worked perfectly on Fedora 18. Good job!

    14. Excellent post, thanks for the guide.

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