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Skype rpm build error

asked 2015-04-04 07:20:37 -0500

dcpust gravatar image

updated 2015-04-05 04:06:15 -0500

Dear Fellow Fedorars,

Though this is a broadly discussed topic, I must add to it with a problem I encountered installing Skype on F20. I used the manual of Sava that you can find here

All went well until I reached step 5 of the instruction: Building the rpm leads to an error that I cannot overcome. The error message is:

error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.4CA3ud (%install)

RPM build errors:
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.4CA3ud (%install)

I would be grateful, if you could help me.

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I have no problem with installing Skype. Download the file and yum local install it. What's wrong there?

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2015-04-04 21:18:00 -0500 )edit

Also fedy tool will help you install skype with no problem

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2015-04-05 05:47:04 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the hint. I did not know fedy. But Skype is running now and the installaltion could not have been easier.

dcpust gravatar imagedcpust ( 2015-04-05 06:18:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-04-05 06:22:43 -0500

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updated 2015-04-05 06:23:30 -0500

Thanks to Inxsick, Skype is finally running now! The solution was simple. With the help of "Fedy Tool", Skype could be installed easily without hands getting dirty. For those who want to try, this is how to install this little helper. Enter in your terminal:

$ su -c "curl -o fedy-installer && chmod +x fedy-installer && ./fedy-installer"

That's it.

PS: Thanks to all who also helped to fix this problem.

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Want to know more about "Fedy": Follow this reference to another post.

dcpust gravatar imagedcpust ( 2015-04-05 06:27:20 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-04-04 17:33:07 -0500

deusdara gravatar image


Install Skype on Fedora through rpmfusion repositories

#yum install lpf-skype

with you user :

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This leads to another error:

Error: must be run as pkg-build user.
dcpust gravatar imagedcpust ( 2015-04-05 04:04:52 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-05-21 09:34:56 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

updated 2016-01-24 21:59:54 -0500

I updated all instructions here :

ORIGINAL: yours id , have to be in pkg-build group, type:


(...) groups=(...),18(dialout),436(pkg-build),455(vboxusers),464(mock)

UPDATE: after run first time , lpf-gui will ask if could add running user to pkg-build , after say yes , and give root password , your use is added to the group , but you need logout and login (at least in KDE) , to user assume that is in pkg-build group.

BTW for F22 you could install it with :

as root:

dnf install

as local user:

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answered 2016-01-25 09:01:20 -0500

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As an alternative to installing Skype—which can be heavy on resources—I suggest you use Skype for Web instead. That way you don’t install privileged proprietary software directly onto your system but you can still access Skype services from your browser.

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