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skype does not install

asked 2016-08-04 23:58:11 -0500

wawa gravatar image

hi there; downloaded and installed fedora24. got skype package and ran:

sudo snf install skype-4.3.0.37-fedora.i586.rpm error: "Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'updates'" ps: this is my 1st touch of linux. tia

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answered 2016-08-05 03:33:29 -0500

davidva gravatar image

Hi! Welcome to Fedora Linux, well; we need some information, as you architecture, are you using a 32 or 64 bits machine? with your answer you can read the Sticky about how to install Skype. HERE

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thanks David; my next step was:

sudo dnf -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 (got it from the discussion you've pointed at). the response was

Dependencies resolved. ... Installing: alsa-lib i686 1.1.1-1.fc24 fedora 411 k ... Error: Error downloading packages: Curl error (6): Couldn't resolve host name for https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/met... [Could not resolve host: mirrors.fedoraproject.org]

wawa gravatar imagewawa ( 2016-08-05 21:59:36 -0500 )edit
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answered 2016-08-06 19:47:40 -0500

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You can also use Skype on the web. That way you don’t even have to install anything. Note that this only works for instant messaging and file transfers. Audio and video chat in Skype on the web is only supported in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Because of course it is.

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thank you, Aeyoun; the idea is to have Skype installed locally on Fedora24 with no experience in nixing of any kind.

wawa gravatar imagewawa ( 2016-08-06 20:50:09 -0500 )edit
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answered 2016-08-05 22:05:35 -0500

wawa gravatar image

When installing libraries from an archive, does Fedora need access to the web? Does the skype-4.3.0.37-fedora.i586.rpm package contain all the necessary libs? Can a user w/no administrative privileges install an application? Thanks.

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