Install Skype 8.69 on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL/SL 8.3/7.8 - Comment Page: 6

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 Skype 4.3 and older versions are outdated after July 1. 2017.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: 6

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    1. I keep getting this error: /opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: /lib/ file too short

      I do yum provides “” and find that I already have it installed. Uninstalling and reinstalling the X screen saver library does not help either. I looked at the file in the library and it is empty. What is odd about this to me is that I have already installed skype successfully on Fedora 18… dunno what is happening here.

      • Hi TJR,

        Could you post output of following commands:

        uname -a
        lsb_release -a
        ls -la /lib/libXss*
        rpm -qa libXScrn\*
        • Thanks for getting back to me!

          [[email protected] Downloads]# uname -a
          Linux moon 3.8.2-206.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Mar 8 15:03:34 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
          [[email protected] Downloads]# lsb_release -a
          bash: lsb_release: command not found…
          [[email protected] Downloads]# ls -la /lib/libXss*
          lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 15 Mar 12 11:28 /lib/ ->
          -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 10600 Jul 20 2012 /lib/
          [[email protected] Downloads]# rpm -qa libXScrn\*

        • I also think I may have made a mistake, because when I would reinstall the package that provided the needed library file, another missing one would emerge. Soon it was leading me down a rabbit hole of library roullette. This is a brand new install, and I would be amenable to reinstalling the OS just to get thing back to normal, if necessary.

          • Hi again TJR,

            I tested this guide on clean installed Fedora 18 and it works just like before with libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-2 so it’s hard to say why you get this error. But if you can do clean install, then it could be easiest way to resolve this strange library problem.

    2. worked very well, thanks for all the work you put into it!

    3. Worked well with me!!! RH6. Thanks so much guys!!!

    4. Hi, I install the skype, but when I am trying to run, I am getting error on Centos 6

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

      • Hi Artur,

        Could you post output of following commands:

        uname -a
        rpm -qa libXv
    5. Very nice job on the howto! Got me going on Scientific Linux 6.3 lickety-split.

      • Hi Artur,

        Did you installed all 32-bit dependencies in step 1.2?

        Run following command (as root):

        yum 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
    6. am installing skype4.1 on Fedora14 but last time so following error–

      [[email protected]_L1 maths]# $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*
      bash: /skype: No such file or directory
      [[email protected]_L1 maths]#

      [[email protected]_L1 maths]# $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*
      /opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      [[email protected]_L1 maths]#

      • Hi Rahul,

        On Fedora 14, try to install qt-webkit package:

        yum install qt-webkit.i686
    7. […] of this advertisement]'); I've installed a CentOS 6.4 system and have following the instructions here that explains how to get Skype up and running under CentOS (a very old version unfortunately, but […]

    8. Thats what happened when I run the command as a root

      Protected multilib versions: libSM-1.2.1-2.el6.i686 != libSM-1.1.0-7.1.el6.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: zlib-1.2.3-29.el6.i686 != zlib-1.2.3-27.el6.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: libXrender-0.9.7-2.el6.i686 != libXrender-0.9.5-1.el6.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: libXrandr-1.4.0-1.el6.i686 != libXrandr-1.3.0-4.el6.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: pulseaudio-libs-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686 != pulseaudio-libs-0.9.21-13.el6.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: libstdc++-4.4.7-3.el6.i686 != libstdc++-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-2.el6.i686 != libXScrnSaver-1.2.0-1.el6.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: libXi-1.6.1-3.el6.i686 != libXi-1.3-3.el6.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: libXv-1.0.7-2.el6.i686 != libXv-1.0.5-1.el6.x86_64
      You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
      ** Found 1 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), ‘yum check’ output follows:
      1:emacs-23.1-21.el6_2.3.x86_64 has missing requires of

      I do not know how to resolve the problem?
      any sugestions.
      Thanks a lot

      • Hi Artur,

        Try following:

        yum clean all
        yum update

        And then try to install those packages again, is it working then?

    9. Hi..I’m struggling here, worst part is that I’m impatient…please someone help..
      trying to use fedora 17, and I don’t know which skype I’m installing…woah that sounds lame :/
      my problem:

      [[email protected] bin]# skype
      ./skype: line 3: /opt/skype/skype: No such file or directory
      [[email protected] bin]# cat /usr/bin/skype
      export SKYPE_HOME=”/opt/skype”
      $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*
      [[email protected] bin]# ls -la /opt/skype
      total 8
      drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Mar 31 04:29 .
      drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Mar 31 04:29 ..

      • Hi No_comprendo,

        Looks like you are missing whole /opt/skype directory content try installation again from step 1.4.

    10. I’m mess :D I did it from 1.4 and now I get:

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

      I’ve tried what you said to Rahul (if I’m not wrong) but it’s for Fedora 14, and I’m using Fedora 17…

      • Hi No_comprendo,

        Install qtwebkit.i686 package:

        yum install qtwebkit.i686

        This same info found also on step 1.2.

    11. My video displaying did not work (64 bit, compiz), and this fixed it:

      add to the bash script /usr/bin/skype


    12. […] work…just a side note… But, by the way, there seems to be an article on skype as well…and this one seems pretty good as well… Okay, well, there is a reason for this, maybe a re-install seems in […]

    13. Im stuck here. anyone know what im doing wrong?

      Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root
      cause is something else and multilib version checking is just
      pointing out that there is a problem. Eg.:

      1. You have an upgrade for qtwebkit which is missing some
      dependency that another package requires. Yum is trying to
      solve this by installing an older version of qtwebkit of the
      different architecture. If you exclude the bad architecture
      yum will tell you what the root cause is (which package
      requires what). You can try redoing the upgrade with
      –exclude qtwebkit.otherarch … this should give you an error
      message showing the root cause of the problem.

      2. You have multiple architectures of qtwebkit installed, but
      yum can only see an upgrade for one of those arcitectures.
      If you don’t want/need both architectures anymore then you
      can remove the one with the missing update and everything
      will work.

      3. You have duplicate versions of qtwebkit installed already.
      You can use “yum check” to get yum show these errors.

      …you can also use –setopt=protected_multilib=false to remove
      this checking, however this is almost never the correct thing to
      do as something else is very likely to go wrong (often causing
      much more problems).

      • Hi Karla,

        What OS you are using?

        Could you run following commands:

        yum clean all
        yum update

        Then try again install all dependencies and if you still get yum errors, please post errors here.

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