Friday, June 17, 2011

Installing skype on Fedora 14 64bit

Skype only available for 32bit version of Fedora while most of the folks already get into wagon of 64bit OS, here is short howto installing the skype on 64bit Fedora. The hack is to install 32bit version of the following packages on 64bit Fedora.

yum install glibc.i686 alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686
Download Skype Fedora 13+ package from Skype official site

And then install it.

yum install --nogpgcheck skype-

Hoping this is helpful


  1. I tried to do what you suggest, but the package is not available:

    # yum install --nogpgcheck skype-
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
    Setting up Install Process
    No package skype- available

  2. Skype package is not available in Fedora repository, you have to download it from and then install it using yum or rpm.

  3. Post has been updated for the downloading Skype package for Feddora.

  4. Thanks, now it works