#632 Manually creating repo file for Skype after Microsoft not proving .repo file for dnf anymore.
Merged 2 months ago by ankursinha. Opened 6 months ago by augenauf.
fedora-docs/ augenauf/quick-docs main  into  main

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  To install Skype using the Skype RPM repository:

  

- . Add the Skype repository

+ . Add a Skype repository file on your machine

  +

  ----

- $ sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/skype-stable.repo https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/skype-stable.repo

+ $ sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft-skype.repo

+ ----

+ 

+ . Add Skype stable and unstable repositories by adding following text in the text editor

Can users copy this text and paste it in nano? If yes, maybe it's worth explaining the steps required for doing that? That'll be preferred because writing all this by hand will probably result in typos and other errors.

+ +

+ ----

+ [microsoft-skype]

+ name=Microsoft Skype

+ baseurl=https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/

+ gpgkey=file:///usr/share/distribution-gpg-keys/skype/SKYPE-GPG-KEY

+ [microsoft-skype-unstable]

cosmetic: good to have an empty line between the two sections just to differentiate the two?

+ name=Microsoft Skype Unstable

+ baseurl=https://repo.skype.com/rpm/unstable/

+ gpgkey=file:///usr/share/distribution-gpg-keys/skype/SKYPE-GPG-KEY

+ enabled=0

+ ----

+ 

+ Hit CTRL + x to exit the text editor. Hit Y to save the file.

+ 

+ . Import Microsoft's GPG keys for Skype

+ +

+ ----

+ $ sudo dnf install distribution-gpg-keys

+ $ sudo rpm --import /usr/share/distribution-gpg-keys/skype/SKYPE-GPG-KEY

  ----

  

  . Install Skype

Microsoft has removed their .repo file. I added instructions to create and fill a local .repo file using nano. The repo file contains baseurls for stable and unstable repos with unstable being disabled.

cosmetic: good to have an empty line between the two sections just to differentiate the two?

Can users copy this text and paste it in nano? If yes, maybe it's worth explaining the steps required for doing that? That'll be preferred because writing all this by hand will probably result in typos and other errors.

@augenauf : hello, would you have the time to make a few tweaks to this one in the short term future, (otherwise I can merge this and make the tweaks myself)?

Metadata Update from @ankursinha:
- Pull-request tagged with: help wanted, improvement, needs changes

3 months ago

Happy to do this later today

Great, thanks very much.

I promised to make the changes, but I have so much work to do that I can't get to it right now. Sorry! Can we maybe merge the PR and do the improvements later?

Yes of course, these are mostly cosmetic changes, Merging.

Pull-Request has been merged by ankursinha

2 months ago