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Install workstation


Step 1: Install Required Packages

First we need to install required packages for Skype

# yum install libXv.i686 libstdc++.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 qtwebkit.i686 alsa-lib.i686 fontconfig.i686 freetype.i686 glib2.i686 libSM.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 libXi.i686 libXrandr.i686 libXrender.i686 zlib.i686 

Step 2: Download and Extract Skype Source

Download latest Skype source code using following command and extract it in /usr/src/ directory.

# cd /usr/src
# wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-dynamic
# tar xjf skype-
# mv skype- skype 

[ At the writting time of this article skype available archive file is skypye-, It may you get different file name with newer upgrade available ] Step 3: Create Skype Launch Script

We need to create scrip to launch skype using command line. Create a new file /usr/bin/skype and add following content.

# vim /usr/bin/skype
export SKYPE_HOME="/usr/src/skype"
$SKYPE_HOME/skype --resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

Make this script executable using chmod command.

# chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype

Step 4: Setup Required files

We need to create symbolic links of required files in system folder

# ln -s /usr/src/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/icons/skype.png
# ln -s /usr/src/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png
# ln -s /usr/src/skype/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

Also copy following directories content to system directories.

# cp /usr/src/skype/sounds/* /usr/share/sounds/
# cp /usr/src/skype/lang/* /usr/share/lang/

Step 5: Launch Skype using Command line

Use skype comamnd to launch Skype from command line and accept terms and conditions for first time.

# skype 


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