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[root@localhost Downloads]# yum localinstall skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm

Dependencies Resolved

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 Package     Arch Version                     Repository                   Size
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Installing:
 skype       i586 4.1.0.20-fc16               /skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586  35 M
Installing for dependencies:
 qt-mobility i686 1.2.2-0.3.20120224git.fc18  fedora                      3.1 M
 qtwebkit    i686 2.2.2-2.fc18                fedora                      7.1 M

Transaction Summary
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Screenshot of Skype running on Fedora 18

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non-cli instructions added

useThe rookie way:

  1. Download the skype package from its official website, downloads section. Choose Fedora as your distribution. Fedora 16 32 bit is fine for Fedora 18 installs or later.
  2. Double-click on the downloaded package.
  3. The system will ask if you'd like to install the package. Confirm.



Command line

[root@localhost Downloads]# yum localinstall skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
 Package     Arch Version                     Repository                   Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 skype       i586 4.1.0.20-fc16               /skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586  35 M
Installing for dependencies:
 qt-mobility i686 1.2.2-0.3.20120224git.fc18  fedora                      3.1 M
 qtwebkit    i686 2.2.2-2.fc18                fedora                      7.1 M

Transaction Summary
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Screenshot of Skype running on Fedora 18

image description

The rookie way:

  1. Download the skype package from its official website, downloads section. Choose Fedora as your distribution. Fedora 16 32 bit is fine for Fedora 18 installs or later.
  2. Double-click on the downloaded package.
  3. The system will ask if you'd like to install the package. Confirm.



Command line

[root@localhost Downloads]# yum localinstall skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
 Package     Arch Version                     Repository                   Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 skype       i586 4.1.0.20-fc16               /skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586  35 M
Installing for dependencies:
 qt-mobility i686 1.2.2-0.3.20120224git.fc18  fedora                      3.1 M
 qtwebkit    i686 2.2.2-2.fc18                fedora                      7.1 M

Transaction Summary
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If you are using x86_64 then you need to manually install some of these pacakages

sudo yum -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686

Screenshot of Skype running on Fedora 18

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@FranciscoD_ Thanks for the Correction...

The rookie way:

  1. Download the skype package RPM from its the official website, downloads section. Choose website and select Fedora as your distribution. Fedora 16 32 bit is fine for Fedora 18 installs or later.
  2. Double-click on the downloaded package.
  3. The system will ask if you'd like to install the package. Confirm.



(or simply click here)

Command lineYou can then simply double click on the package and packagekit should offer to install it for you. If you'd like to use the terminal, use:

[root@localhost Downloads]# sudo yum localinstall skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
 Package     Arch Version                     Repository                   Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 skype       i586 4.1.0.20-fc16               /skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586  35 M
Installing for dependencies:
 qt-mobility i686 1.2.2-0.3.20120224git.fc18  fedora                      3.1 M
 qtwebkit    i686 2.2.2-2.fc18                fedora                      7.1 M

Transaction Summary
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skype-*.rpm

If you are using x86_64 a 64 bit system(x86_64), then you need to manually install some of these pacakagespackaages

sudo yum -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686

Screenshot of Skype running on Fedora 18

image description

@FranciscoD_ Thanks for the Correction...

Download the skype RPM from the official website and select Fedora 32 bit (or simply click here)

You can then simply double click on the package and packagekit should offer to install it for you. If you'd like to use the terminal, use:

sudo yum localinstall skype-*.rpm

If you are using a 64 bit system(x86_64), then you need to manually install some of these packaages

sudo yum -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686

NOTE: For Fedora 22+, please replace yum with dnf.

Screenshot of Skype running on Fedora 18

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@FranciscoD_ Thanks for the Correction...

Open a terminal

64 bits

su
dnf -y install https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64-alpha.rpm

OLD VERSION

32 bits

Download the skype RPM from the official website and select Fedora 32 bit (or simply click here)

You can then simply double click on the package and packagekit should offer to install it for you. If you'd like to use the terminal, use:

sudo yum localinstall skype-*.rpm

64 bits

If you are using a 64 bit system(x86_64), then you need to manually install some of these packaages

sudo yum -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686

NOTE: For Fedora 22+, please replace yum with dnf.

Screenshot of Skype running on Fedora 18

image description

@FranciscoD_ Thanks for the Correction...