[CentOS] Skype version for CentOS 5.3

Andrew andy.allen at virgin.net
Thu Dec 3 08:50:48 UTC 2009


On Thu, 2009-12-03 at 00:24 +0100, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Andrew a écrit :
> > Which is the best version of skype to install in CentOS 5.3? skype.i586
> > 2.0.0.72-fc5 from the skype repo or skype 2.1.0.47-fc10.i586.rpm from
> > the 'skype for linux beta' downloads section of the skype website?
> > 
> 
> I'm using the static version, which works fine. I have an install script 
> for it, see below. Download the tarball and put it in /tmp, then run the 
> script as root. Only thing you'll miss is a correct .desktop file, which 
> comes from another script here.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Niki Kovacs
> 
> 
> #!/bin/bash
> #
> # install-skype.sh
> 
> set -x
> 
> VERSION=2.1.0.47
> 
> # Clean up old Skype install
> rm -rf /usr/share/skype
> rm -f /usr/bin/skype
> rm -f /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
> rm -f /etc/dbus-1/system.d/skype.conf
> 
> cd /tmp
> 
> rm -rf skype_static-$VERSION
> 
> if [ ! -f skype_static-$VERSION.tar.bz2 ]; then
>          wget -c 
> http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-static/skype_static-$VERSION.tar.bz2
> fi
> 
> tar xvjf skype_static-$VERSION.tar.bz2
> cd skype_static-$VERSION
> 
> mkdir /usr/share/skype
> mv avatars/ icons/ lang/ sounds/ /usr/share/skype/
> mv skype /usr/bin/
> mv skype.conf /etc/dbus-1/system.d/
> touch /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
> 
> cd ../
> rm -rf skype_static-$VERSION
> 
> exit

Many thanks for that, it looks very useful. But may I just ask what's
wrong with using yum install skype from the skype repo?

Andy



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