How to install Skype On Fedora

January 30, 2010 Gaurav Sood News

The best way to install any software on Fedora is to install it from its repository. Now who don’t know what repository is. Here is the little definition of Repository.

Software Repository : A software repository is a storage location from which software packages may be retrieved and installed on a computer.

Now you need to do is make a file named skype.repo. To make the file run # touch (write the name of the file, for example in this case skype.repo). So the command in this case will be
# touch skype.repo
but for this, you need to get into the directory where you will create this file, for this run this command.
# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ and then
# touch skype.repo
If you get a permission denied message, then you need to get login via “su” user and add following content to the file. Given command open the file.
#gedit skype.repo
Copy and paste the following content to the file.
name=Skype Repository
save and close the file and run the following command.
# yum install skype
if you get the message like : Package skype* is not signed, use following command.
# yum –nogpgcheck install skype
Installed:  skype* Complete! means your installation is complete. You are ready to run skype now. To run Skype go to
Applications > Internet > Skype