January 26, 2022
How to install Skype on Rocky Linux 8

How To Install Skype On Rocky Linux 8

On this tutorial we will learn how to install the latest stable version of Skype on Rocky Linux 8 Workstation.

Introduction

Skype is a popular telecommunications application that specializes in providing VoIP-based videotelephony, videoconferencing and voice calls. It enables people from around to get connected in a simple and convenient way. It also has instant messaging, file transfer, debit-based calls to landline and mobile telephones (over traditional telephone networks), and other features. Skype is available on various platform : desktop, mobile and video game console. Skype is operated by Skype Technologies, a division of Microsoft. On this article we will learn how to install Skype on Rocky Linux 8 operating system.

Skype Installation On Rocky Linux

On this tutorial, we will install Skype on Rocky Linux 8 by using Skype repository. Here are the steps for Skype installation.

  1. Update System
  2. Adding Skype repository
  3. Install Skype
  4. Launching Skype

Update System

By updating our Rocky Linux 8 system, it will refresh the local list of available packages software to the newer stable version. To update Rocky Linux 8repositories, we will use the command line:

$ sudo dnf update
Updating Rocky Linux 8 System
Updating Rocky Linux 8 System

Adding Skype Repository

The next step is to enable and add the Skype repository to your Rocky Linux system by running the following command.

$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/skype-stable.repo

Then we will ensure if the Skype repository has been added by submitting command line :

$ sudo dnf repolist | grep -i Skype

Here is the complete print screen :

[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/skype-stable.repo
Adding repo from: https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/skype-stable.repo
[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo dnf repolist | grep -i Skype
skype-stable                     Skypeforlinux - stable
Adding Skype Repository
Adding Skype Repository

Installing Skype On Rocky Linux 8

After all are set, then we will install Skype by submitting command line :

$ sudo dnf install skypeforlinux

We will install the latest stable Skype (Skype for Linux version 8.79.0.95)

[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo dnf install skypeforlinux
Skypeforlinux - stable                                                                              1.2 kB/s | 4.9 kB     00:04    
Dependencies resolved.
====================================================================================================================================
 Package                          Architecture              Version                           Repository                       Size
====================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 skypeforlinux                    x86_64                    8.79.0.95-1                       skype-stable                    113 M
Installing dependencies:
 libatomic                        x86_64                    8.5.0-4.el8_5                     baseos                           22 k

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================================================
Install  2 Packages

Total download size: 113 M
Installed size: 113 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): libatomic-8.5.0-4.el8_5.x86_64.rpm                                                            26 kB/s |  22 kB     00:00    
(2/2): skypeforlinux_8.79.0.95-1.x86_64.rpm                                                         1.9 MB/s | 113 MB     00:58    
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                               1.9 MB/s | 113 MB     00:59     
Skypeforlinux - stable                                                                              2.8 kB/s | 1.7 kB     00:00    
Importing GPG key 0xDF7587C3:
 Userid     : "Skype Linux Client Repository <se-um@microsoft.com>"
 Fingerprint: D404 0146 BE39 7250 9FD5 7FC7 1F30 45A5 DF75 87C3
 From       : https://repo.skype.com/data/SKYPE-GPG-KEY
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Key imported successfully
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                                                            1/1 
  Installing       : libatomic-8.5.0-4.el8_5.x86_64                                                                             1/2 
  Running scriptlet: libatomic-8.5.0-4.el8_5.x86_64                                                                             1/2 
  Installing       : skypeforlinux-8.79.0.95-1.x86_64                                                                           2/2 
  Running scriptlet: skypeforlinux-8.79.0.95-1.x86_64                                                                           2/2 
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start atd.service

  Verifying        : libatomic-8.5.0-4.el8_5.x86_64                                                                             1/2 
  Verifying        : skypeforlinux-8.79.0.95-1.x86_64                                                                           2/2 
Installed products updated.

Installed:
  libatomic-8.5.0-4.el8_5.x86_64                                  skypeforlinux-8.79.0.95-1.x86_64                                 

Complete!
Installing Skype on Rocky Linux 8
Installing Skype on Rocky Linux 8

To verify the Skype installation we will use the command line below to query Skype version.

$ rpm -qi skypeforlinux
[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ rpm -qi skypeforlinux
Name        : skypeforlinux
Version     : 8.79.0.95
Release     : 1
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Thu 23 Dec 2021 03:22:37 PM WIB
Group       : Applications/Internet
Size        : 301504152
License     : Skype End User License Agreement
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Tue 07 Dec 2021 05:01:13 PM WIB, Key ID 1f3045a5df7587c3
Source RPM  : skypeforlinux-8.79.0.95-1.src.rpm
Build Date  : Tue 07 Dec 2021 12:17:32 AM WIB
Build Host  : buster-a003KBX.duh1fczsnzlu1njtj4mzdg4cza.fx.internal.cloudapp.net
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Vendor      : Skype Software Sarl
URL         : https://www.skype.com/
Summary     : Skype keeps the world talking, for free.
Description :
Skype keeps you together. Call, message and share with others.
 * It's free to download and join.
 * Call, instant message and send photos and documents to anyone else on Skype.
 * Easily text message anywhere in the world.
 * Get your friends together on a group call.
And that's just the start...
skypeforlinux Version 8.79.0.95
skypeforlinux Version 8.79.0.95

Launching Skype For Linux

After Skype installation was completed done, then we will launch Skype for the first time. To launch Skype we will use ‘Activities‘ on the Rocky Linux’s desktop environment and find the Skype application.

We can also call the Skype application from the command line, by typing ‘skype’.

Skype for Linux
Skype for Linux

Conclusion

We have shown you how to install Skype on Rocky Linux 8 operating system. I hope this article is useful for anyone who needs it. More detailed information about Skype, can be found on the Skype official website.

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