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How To Install Skype on Rocky Linux 9

Install Skype on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Skype on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Skype is a commercial telecommunications software that specializes in videotelephony, conferencing, and voice calls using VoIP technology. Skype also offers additional features such as screen sharing, file transfer, and the ability to call landlines and mobile phones with a paid subscription. It is available for a wide range of devices, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android.

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 voice-over-IP messenger on Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Skype.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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.
  • Additionally, you will need a microphone, speakers, and a web camera (if you plan to make video calls).

Install Skype on Rocky Linux 9

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 install dnf-utils

Step 2. Installing Skype on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, Skype is not available on Rocky Linux 9 AppStream repository. Now run the following command below to add the Skype repository on your Rocky Linux system:

sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/skype-stable.repo<<EOF
name=Skype - STABLE

After adding the repository, now refresh the DNF package manager and install the latest version of Skype using the following command below:

sudo dnf install skypeforlinux

Step 3. Accessing Skype on Rocky Linux 9.

Once the installation is completed, you can run Skype from your activities or AppManager by typing “Skype”. Alternatively, you can launch Skype by running the following command in the terminal:


Install Skype on Rocky Linux 9

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Skype. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Skype voice-over-IP messenger on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Skype website.

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