Install Skype in Fedora 14 (64 bits)

Since Skype doesn’t provide a 64 bits version, we can use the 32 bits version if we are using a Fedora of 64 bits.

1. Install the i686 pre-requisite packages.

yum -y install pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-devel.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libv4l.i686   libXv.i686 libXv-devel.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686  libXScrnSaver-devel.i686 dbus-qt.i686 dbus-qt-devel.i686 qt.i686 qt-devel.i686

2. Download Skype i586 (fedora 10+)

wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-2.1.0.81-fc10.i586.rpm

3. Install Skype

yum -y localinstall skype-2.1.0.81-fc10.i586.rpm --nogpgcheck

We can now run our new Skype Installation.

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3 thoughts on “Install Skype in Fedora 14 (64 bits)

  1. On trying to run it I get:

    # skype&
    skype: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    However:
    # locate libasound.so.2
    /lib64/libasound.so.2
    /lib64/libasound.so.2.0.0

    so the file is obviously there. What’s wrong?

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