The following directions work on Fedora 19, x86_64, to install Skype 4.2 using the RPM Package Manager.

Configure environment, if needed

mkdir $HOME/Downloads
cd $HOME/Downloads

Install updates, if any

sudo yum update

Install wget

sudo yum install wget

Install Skype dependencies

sudo yum install alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 qtwebkit.i686

Download Skype

wget --trust-server-names http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-fc10

Install Skype

Assuming this is the only Skype .rpm file in your Downloads folder, this command will work.

sudo rpm -i skype-*.rpm

All done

Run Skype!

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