Install Skype 4.3 in Arch Linux / Manjaro

Hi there,

Skype just released version 4.3 for linux. You can read this article  from OMG Ubuntu! to see what’s new in 4.3

Long story short:

  • native notifications
  • UI improvements (new toolbar, better login screen, design changes)
  • floating widget for Call
  • cloud based Group Chat
  • support for PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0

Currently, the AUR “multilib/skype” package is not upgraded to 4.3. If you don’t wish to wait, here’s what you must do:

  1. Download Skype -> http://www.skype.com/go/linux (Choose “Dynamic” from distribution dropdown)
  2. Extract the archive
  3. Move the contents of the extracted folder to /opt/skype
  4. Edit /usr/bin/skype , and change the exec  command path to exec "/opt/skype/skype" "[email protected]" 

  • xoanon

    Thanks :)

  • Ignas

    If somebody wants a PKGBUILD, I have an updated copy on my github repoIf there are any issues, just open a bug report there.

  • Anonymous

    Cool

  • Mark B

    Thanks for this. Simple to do and works a treat.