Posted by: rakitha | May 3, 2010

Configuring Skype in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5.5

Download the latest static version

wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-static

log in as super user

Extract it.

tar jxvf skype_static-2.1.0.81.tar.bz2

Do the follwoing symbolic links


ln -s skype_static-2.1.0.81 skype
ln -s skype /usr/share/skype
ln -s skype/skype /usr/bin/skype

Note:
You can dowload and extract skype statics to any preffered location, the important issue is to link it properly to set /usr/share/skype and /usr/share/skype.
If anything goes wrong try installing required list of packages in here

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