installing skype on fedora 21

For reasons unknown, i need skype on my fedora 21 desktop.

A quick google gave me –, which is quite near my fedora version number. Reading through the answers, I settled on following which is Ankur’s recommendation.

Below are stuff I stole from the internet:

  1. Download the Fedora 16 32-bit rpm from
  2. Use yum or rpm to install
    • yum localinstall skype-
  3. Install the additional packages (for me, only pulseaudio-libs-glib2-5.0-25.fc21.i686 is installed)
    • yum -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686
  4. Fire up skype

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