Skype is a telecommunications application to provide video, chat and voice communication between computers, tablets, mobile devices over the Internet connection. In the following tutorial we will perform installation of Skype, online communication application, on Manjaro 18 Linux from Arch User Repository using command line tools makepkg and pacman .

In this How to install Skype on Manjaro 18 Linux tutorial you will learn:
  • How to clone the latest Skype AUR repository.
  • How to Build Skype package
  • How to install Skype AUR package
Successful Skype installation on Manjaro 18 Linux.
Successful Skype installation on Manjaro 18 Linux.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Manjaro 18 Illyria Linux
Software skypeforlinux-stable-bin 8.33.0.41-1 or higher
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Skype on Manjaro 18 Linux step by step instructions



  1. Open up the terminal and clone the latest Skype AUR repository:
    $ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/skypeforlinux-stable-bin
    
  2. Build the AUR package. First navigate to the newly created skypeforlinux-stable-bin directory. Then execute the makepkg command to build the Skype AUR package:
    $ cd skypeforlinux-stable-bin/
    $ makepkg -s
    
    When finished the result should be the newly build Skype package ready for the installation:
    $ ls *pkg.tar.xz
    skypeforlinux-stable-bin-8.33.0.41-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    
  3. Using the pacman command install Skype package. Replace the package name suffix with the Skype version you have compiled previously:
    $ sudo pacman -U --noconfirm skypeforlinux-stable-bin-8.33.0.41-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    
  4. The Skype installation is now complete. Use the start menu and search for Skype to start chatting or simply start it from the command line:
    $ skypeforlinux
    
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