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I want to install skype in fedora 17 I have tried this

//for dependences
yum install alsa-lib.i686 fontconfig.i686 freetype.i686 \
glib2.i686 libSM.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 libXi.i686 \
libXrandr.i686 libXrender.i686 libXv.i686 libstdc++.i686 \
pulseaudio-libs.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 zlib.i686

//download a package from ths link
wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-static

//extract the package
mkdir /opt/skype
tar xvf skype_static* -C /opt/skype --strip-components=1

//Create libtiff.so.4 link
cd /usr/lib

ln -s libtiff.so.3 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4

//Create Launcher, Link icons, lang and sounds
ln -s /opt/skype/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/icons/skype.png
ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png

touch /usr/bin/skype
chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype

//add following content in /usr/bin/skype 
#!/bin/sh
export SKYPE_HOME="/opt/skype"

$SKYPE_HOME/skype --resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*'

The installation was Okay but I cannot open the skype, can any one help me..

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Also: "but I cannot open the skype" - How are you trying to open it? And in what way is that not working? –  ArjunShankar Jul 10 '12 at 9:58
    
Running it says...? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 10 '12 at 10:30
    
Why exactly are you trying to install a Beta version of Skype? The current release is stable from what I have read, a new version actually was released, this would indicate a non-beta GA release. –  Ramhound Jul 10 '12 at 11:08
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Get the Skype 4.0.0.7 for Fedora RPM package.

You can download the latest beta from the Skype Website, right click then click open with software install.

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This post may help you install-skype-on-fedora-17

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To install Skype on Fedora follow this tutorial: Install Skype on Fedora 17

Login as Root

Most of the commands here requires root privileges, so log in as root.

su

or

sudo -i

Download Skype

You can either download uisng your web browser or via terminal its uo tp you. But when you download using web browser you have download the right version for your system.

cd /home
wget --trust-server-names http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-dynamic

Extract and Install Skype

mkdir /opt/skype
tar xvf skype-4.1* -C /opt/skype --strip-components=1  
Create Launcher and Desktop Icons

Running these commands will create Menu Launcher, Desktop Launcher and fix Skype Icon.

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


touch /usr/bin/skype
chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype

Open /usr/bin/skype/ and paste the following text.

#!/bin/sh
export SKYPE_HOME="/opt/skype"
$SKYPE_HOME/skype --resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

Running Skype

You can run skype via Terminal by using skype command. You can also run Skype from the Applications Menu. Skype con be found on Applications > internet > Skype

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