Wednesday, February 4, 2015

How to install Skype- on CentOS-6.4

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

# wget

# 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
# yum install
# yum install qt 
# yum install
# yum install

Step 3 :
Now download and extract Skype source

# cd /usr/src
# wget
# tar -xjvf skype-

# mv skype- 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"


 Step 5 :
 Then run
# source ~/.bash_profile 

Now you can open Skype from your terminal
# skype

***** Thanks *****


  1. Hi Sir,
    After installed on centos 6.9,its opening asap enter login details,skype quite automatically.Please help.


    1. Hi Pankaj

      Can you please paste the /var/log/messages here