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Old 08-10-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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CentOS For Skype :)

Change root user

su -

Install Needed Dependencies

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


Download Latest Skype Static Package

cd /tmp



Extract Skype

mkdir /opt/skype

tar xvf skype_static* -C /opt/skype --strip-components=1


Create link

cd /usr/lib

ln -s /usr/lib/


Create Launcher, Link icons, lang and sounds

ln -s /opt/skype/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/icons/skype.png

ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png

touch /usr/bin/skype

chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype


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


export SKYPE_HOME="/opt/skype"

$SKYPE_HOME/skype --resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*


Start Skype

From command line use skype command

# skype


Have A Nice Day!!!!
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Why not use the provided RPM? Does it not work on CentOS?

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