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:
wget http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64/skype-22.214.171.124-3.el6.nux.i586.rpm yum localinstall --nogpgcheck ./skype-126.96.36.199-3.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.