UPDATE 14th August 2014: Microsoft has released a new Skype
- you need AT LEAST this version to be able to login any more as they seem to
have changed something in the authentication process.
It is available
in my repo, grab the latest from here: http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/i386/
UPDATE: For Skype 4.0
instructions click here
I used to have here some instructions on how to get skype installed from official RPM, then overwrite the binary with a static one to get it to work etc etc - quite a PITA. Now you can just install an RPM to get the same result; so, if you have my repo installed (nux-dextop) just do:
yum install skype
If you do not have my repo installed:
yum localinstall --nogpgcheck ./skype-220.127.116.11-3.el6.nux.i586.rpm
All of the above needs to be done as root, obviously.
You may want to browse http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64 for
newer skype rpms; who knows what will happen next to the linux client. It has
always sucked in one way or another, I can't see it improving now that
Microsoft has bought them.
If you run intro problems with this RPM let me know at rpm at li.nux.ro !
 - Thanks Russian Fedora repo, it's their package