In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Skype on Rocky Linux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Skype is commercial telecommunications software with features of video chat, messaging and affordable international calls. Skype is generally free to use, but there are certain features that may incur charges. If you access these, you will be warned beforehand by Skype that you are using paid functions.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Skype on Rocky Linux. 8.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Skype on Rocky Linux 8
Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:
sudo dnf check-update sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Skype on Rocky Linux 8.
By default, Skype is available on Rocky Linux 8 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Skype repository to your system:
sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/skype-stable.repo<<EOF [skype-stable] name=Skype - STABLE baseurl=https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/ gpgcheck=1 repo_gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://repo.skype.com/data/SKYPE-GPG-KEY EOF
After having added the repository using the previous step, now install Skype using the following command below:
sudo dnf update sudo dnf install skypeforlinux
Step 3. Accessing Skype on Rocky Linux 8.
Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> Skype or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Skype. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Skype on your Rocky Linux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Skype website.