Very short post here, that says it all.
The steps are pretty straightforward:
1. Install required x86 packages (the only 64-bit packages are made for Ubuntu/Debian). I made sure I also had the 64-bit versions.
2. Get the latest tar.bz2 static build (as of this writing 188.8.131.52) from Skype and decompress it to /opt/skype.
3. Create symlinks:
ln -s /opt/skype/skype /usr/bin/skype
ln -s /opt/skype /usr/share/skype
4. Copy the skype.desktop file to /usr/share/applications and one of the .png icon files (I used SkypeBlue_48×48.png) as “skype.png” to /usr/share/pixmaps.