Skype Linux repository

Did you knew that Skype people have prepared two kind of their software for the *.deb and yum *.rpm based distribution ?

I’ve learned it today. This is the official link of the page which says to use:

deb stable non-free

line in the /etc/apt/sources.list file for Debian/Ubuntu distro. If you use an rpm based distro with YUM you’ll have to create a skype.repo entry file in the /etc/yum.repos.d/ path, containing the following lines:

name=Skype Repository

Then you’ll have to refresh your packages list and install it in the usual way (apt-get install skype or yum install skype )


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3 thoughts on “Skype Linux repository”

  1. I just added the non rpm string to my /apt/sources.list and got a stat error on my nag screen.

    I tried this on DreamLinux MMGL {Stable} so I am wondering if it is still supported ?

    Ideas ?

    Please advise.



  2. I’ve never used the distro so I do not know if it’s a debian derivate and it’s grade of “binary compatibility” … maybe you should check better on the DreamLinux support !!


  3. skype- from skype has depsolving problems
    –> Missing Dependency: qt4-x11 >= 4.2 is needed by package skype- (skype)
    Error: Missing Dependency: qt4-x11 >= 4.2 is needed by package skype- (skype)



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