download dynamic or statically file:http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/linux/
If you are using the dynamic and statically linked generic versions, you
will need to choose a path for Skype to exist in. We recommend copying the
skype binary to /usr/bin and installing sounds/ and avatars/ into
For the 1.4 beta release, sounds are currently only searched in
/usr/share/skype/sounds, so unless configured individually otherwise, you
should place the sound files into this directory.