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Issues with installing skype on Fedora 20

asked 2014-01-24 11:41:35 -0500

AnatoleG gravatar image

updated 2014-01-25 18:06:18 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hi guys, I tried almost every strategy for installing skype without success. I was not able to install 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 qtwebkit.i686

Here is the output:

Perhaps, you have an idea of what is wrong.


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Two things to try:

  1. Try just installing the RPM. The skype RPM has gotten MUCH better in recent years. The instructions for installing Skype on Fedora might be out of date.
  2. Try installing the dependencies one by one, until you get to he last one that is stopping you.
hmaarrfk gravatar imagehmaarrfk ( 2014-01-24 12:49:10 -0500 )edit

You have RPM Fusion Free and RPM Fusion Non Free enabled?

Tip: use fpaste :)

williamjmorenor gravatar imagewilliamjmorenor ( 2014-01-24 17:19:44 -0500 )edit

can people be banned for spam? because i saw this guy posting about 3 IDENTICAL questions before i went to bed 13 hours ago. and now he's at it again, with a huge spam error log.

muffin gravatar imagemuffin ( 2014-01-25 04:48:12 -0500 )edit

This isn't an answer. Please add it as a comment, it would be better or flag the question as offensive and let the moderators decide.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-01-25 05:36:19 -0500 )edit

this also isnt a real question, hence my response. and i did flag it

muffin gravatar imagemuffin ( 2014-01-25 09:43:50 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-25 04:21:39 -0500

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updated 2014-01-25 15:52:30 -0500

You can download Fedora x32 rpm package from and install it with sudo yum install ./skype-

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Correct. yum has the ability to resolve any dependencies and install them automatically. Better would be to update first. sudo yum update

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-01-25 06:01:58 -0500 )edit

I have tried this option too without success. Thanks

AnatoleG gravatar imageAnatoleG ( 2014-01-26 06:49:06 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-02-20 10:07:35 -0500

I struggled learning the Russian language for many years due to my busy schedule and tight budget. My goal is to speak and comprehend Russian like a native, and to find the best Russian teacher on Skype. I am really pleased that a website like exists to help me find a Russian teacher online. I get to learn 1 to 1 Russian lessons and converse with a very good teacher. I don't have to be physically present to go to a class. I learn whenever I wish to, most especially during my free time. All I need is internet access and get online through Skype (free!). I want you to experience this. Check it out and see for your self :)

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answered 2015-02-20 11:45:07 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

with rpmfusion repos :

yum install lpf-skype

with you user :

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answered 2014-01-25 14:40:23 -0500

NickTux gravatar image

updated 2014-01-25 14:41:30 -0500

I saw a tutorial in the Internet about How to install skype 4.2 in Fedora 20. The page uses a third party repository in order to install skype.

Read about third party repositories first !! You can use them, but at your own risk.

You have to add a repository named Russian Fedora . If you execute the following commands, you will add this repository , you will install some packages from this repository and eventually you will install Skype.

to login as root user via terminal

su -

to install the .rpm packages

yum install –nogpgcheck

to enable the repository and install skype

yum –enablerepo=russianfedora-free,russianfedora-nonfree install skype

to logout from root user


Warning: I don't know this repo and I don't use skype. Be aware that any third party repository you use it is at your own risk.


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You don't need to install russian-fedora to install skype. The only third party repository that is suggested for use is RPMFusion.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-01-25 17:46:36 -0500 )edit

No, Skype from RPMFusion is not working (it fails to build on x64 system)

polarfish gravatar imagepolarfish ( 2014-02-08 02:03:55 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-02-20 16:17:32 -0500

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Following those insructions – Skype installs perfectly on Fedora 20.

Install Skype 4.3 on Fedora 21/20, CentOS/RHEL/SL 7/6.6

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