Install skype 4 on centos 6.4

By | August 3, 2013

This blog explains how to install skype on centos 6.4 .

1. switch as root user

$sudo su –

[sudo] password for user:

2. 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

3. Download skype 4

#cd /usr/local/src


4. Extract downloaded zip file and move the contents  to /opt/skype folder

#cd /usr/local/src

# tar -xjvf skype_static-

#mv skype_staticQT- /opt/skype

5. Create symbolic link for

#cd /usr/lib

#ln -s /usr/lib/

6. Create Launcher, Link icons, lang and sounds

#ln -s /opt/skype/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

#ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/icons/skype.png

#ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png

#touch /usr/bin/skype
#chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype

7. Open  /usr/bin/skype with your text editor and add the following


export SKYPE_HOME=”/opt/skype”

$SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

8. Lauch skype from terminal


You can also access skype from  applications –> internet –> skype


Done !!!!

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