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 http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ 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:

[skype]
name=Skype Repository
baseurl=http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/fedora/updates/i586/
gpgkey=http://www.skype.com/products/skype/linux/rpm-public-key.asc

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

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.

    Steve

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  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 !!

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  3. skype-2.0.0.72-fc5.i586 from skype has depsolving problems
    –> Missing Dependency: qt4-x11 >= 4.2 is needed by package skype-2.0.0.72-fc5.i586 (skype)
    Error: Missing Dependency: qt4-x11 >= 4.2 is needed by package skype-2.0.0.72-fc5.i586 (skype)

    WHY????

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