Install Skype 4.0 for RHEL/CentOS 6.3 and Fedora 17/16

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Ravi Saive

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23 Responses

  1. Renato says:

    Worked like a charm. You rock. Thank you.

  2. Works on RHEL 6.5. Thanks. Would like to have minimal cost-components presented when making any payments. E.g. would like to see which compoents would be needed to achieve in- and outgoing calls.

  3. Tar says:

    Great! Thank you. I am also running RHEL 6.2 32-bit.

  4. Edgar says:

    Hi Ravi,

    after install my computer with Fedora 20, I follow this steps that always work for my even with linux 64 bits, but fedora give me this error:

    /usr/bin/skype: line 4: 3600 Illegal instruction (core dumped) $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

    can you help me, thanks

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Add following lines to the file /usr/bin/skype.

      #!/bin/sh
      export SKYPE_HOME="/opt/skype"
      $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*
      

      Save file and run the skype command again.

      • Edgar says:

        thanks for the replay Ravi it didn’t work, look I did:

        I didn’t Create symbolic link to libtiff.so.4 library, because I didn’t found the libtiff.so.3 file, but the libtiff.so.4 file exists, so I didn’t do this step

        $ ls /usr/lib/libtiff.so.
        libtiff.so.4 libtiff.so.5 libtiff.so.5.2.0

        and I did all the symbolic links

        $ sudo ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/icons/skype.png
        $ sudo ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png
        $ sudo ln -s /opt/skype/sounds/ /usr/share/sounds/
        $ sudo ln -s /opt/skype/lang/ /usr/share/lang/
        $ sudo ln -s /opt/skype/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

        created and modify the permisions for the file /usr/bin/skype

        $ sudo ls -la /usr/bin/skype
        -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 87 Dec 27 07:47 /usr/bin/skype

        edited the /usr/bin/skype file and add the lines you ask me to

        #!/bin/sh
        export SKYPE_HOME=”/opt/skype”
        $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

        Saved this file and run the skype command again

        and this the new error

        $ skype
        /usr/bin/skype: line 3: 29127 Illegal instruction (core dumped) $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

        thanks for your help again!

  5. Luis says:

    Thanks a lot man!

  6. Edgar says:

    Hi Ravi,

    thanks for all the tips you share with us!

    Edgar García Santoyo

  7. Dile says:

    Perfect .. thanks a lot

  8. Worked great on centos 6.4

  9. Shiryunet says:

    Worked great on Red Hat 6.4 Enterprise

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