Install Skype API Plugin for Pidgin in Ubuntu
First you need to download the plugin using the following command
Now you should have skype4pidgin.deb package.Install this .deb package using the following command
sudo dpkg -i skype4pidgin.deb
or you can download the following libskype.so file to the plugins directory, normally /usr/lib/purple-2/ or ~/.purple/plugins
For 32 bit users download this
For 64 bit users download this
This will complete the installation.After installation you need to restart Pidgin! You will then have a skype option enabled.