[CentOS] Skype for Centos Desktop

Sun Nov 20 05:48:42 UTC 2016
Peter <peter at pajamian.dhs.org>

On 20/11/16 16:29, Mark LaPierre wrote:
> Your solution only works on CentOS 7.  The OP is trying to install Skype
> on CentOS 6.  The Skype package requires

Oh, I thought he was trying to install on CentOS 7, but I wouldhave
still given him the same advice with the caveat taht I hadn't tried it
on CentOS 6 and don't know if it depends on anything too new for C6.

> [root at peach ~]# yum install skypeforlinux
> Error: Package: skypeforlinux- (skype-stable)
>            Requires: libgnome-keyring
> [root at peach RPM_REPO]# yum install libgnome-keyring-3.8.0-3.el7.x86_64.rpm
> Error: libgnome-keyring conflicts with gnome-keyring-2.28.2-8.el6_3.x86_64
> Error: libgnome-keyring conflicts with gnome-keyring-2.28.2-8.el6_3.i686
> On CentOS 6 the package is named gnome-keyring.  On CentOS 7 the package
> is named libgnome-keyring.  libgnome-keyring is not available on CentOS
> 6 so the package will not install.

This might not be much of an issue.  Possible solutions:

1.  Rebuild the skypeforlinux package with rpmrebuild.

2.  Create a small dummy package that requires gnome-keyring and
provides libgnome-keyring.

3.  Force install skypeforlinux.  I would only recommend this just to
test the package out before trying 1 or 2 above.

Personally I would try force installing the package first (yuk) and see
if it works.  If it does then I would do (2) above so that updates would
install without having to repackage each time.