Wednesday, February 4, 2015

How to install Skype-4.3.0.37 on CentOS-6.4







Step 1 :
To install Skype on Centos first enable EPEL repo. Steps to enable EPEL Repository on CentOS:


# wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

Step 2 :
Then install the dependency packages for skype 

Note : Is better to run a yum update before the dependency installation.


# yum install libXv*
# yum install libXv.so.1
# yum install libXss.so.1
# yum install qt 
# yum install libQtDBus.so.4
# yum install libQtWebKit.so.4


Step 3 :
Now download and extract Skype source

# cd /usr/src
# wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-dynamic
# tar -xjvf skype-4.3.0.37.tar.bz2

# mv skype-4.3.0.37 skype
# cd skype
# ./skype






Step 4 :
After the installation Export the GTK path in ~/.bash_profile 

# vi ~/.bash_profile

export PATH
export GTK2_RC_FILES="/etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

:wq!


 Step 5 :
 Then run
# source ~/.bash_profile 


Now you can open Skype from your terminal
# skype


***** Thanks *****

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