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[Sticky] How do I install Skype on Fedora?

asked 2013-01-15 18:11:38 -0500

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updated 2019-01-10 07:29:42 -0500

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How do I install Skype on Fedora?

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And how about use lpf-skype ? https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques...

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2015-05-21 09:36:28 -0500 )edit

Well, for third party applications that already provide fedora repositories and packages, I don't see a point of using lpf which will just download, rebuild and then redeploy them (if i understand the functioning of lpf properly). Why shouldn't a user just use the provided package instead of using a tool which fetches this package and rebuilds it?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-05-21 14:10:56 -0500 )edit

Hi, lpf could be better because install all dependencies, package could have some improvements, provides updates and we will have more uniform tests .

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2015-05-23 11:51:13 -0500 )edit

How exactly does lpf work? Skype doesn't provide source, so you're pretty much just extracting the rpm they provide and repackaging it, right? What tests can you run on that? Doesnt the user need to have packaging utils installed for lpf to work - I assume lpf would pull these things in?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-05-29 08:00:11 -0500 )edit
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Is a piece of art :) , download the static tar.gz and put it in an rpm , may ask user to approve the restrict license and is the user that download the content, so lpf could deal with non-redistribution code , like skype. yeah lpf is for generic software, skype have rpms , but others can't have , also we could improve installation of desktop integration etc and of course deal with all dependencies.

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2015-05-29 08:13:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-30 14:21:59 -0500

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I use Fedy to install Flash plugin and to do other post-install Fedora tweaks. Highly recommended.

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Does it work on 23?

Ervin-Reloaded gravatar imageErvin-Reloaded ( 2016-01-31 11:23:31 -0500 )edit

Yes it works on Fedora 23.

valentt gravatar imagevalentt ( 2016-01-31 15:24:20 -0500 )edit
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But please read this before installing and using Fedy: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-02-01 13:16:42 -0500 )edit

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