Do you know that a Skype package already in the Mandriva repositories? Now, you can install Skype directly from the package manager (mpm or rpmdrake) by installing a package called “get-skype”.
This package is accessible for all users (you can find it in the non-free/updates repository). Technically, the package has no included Skype itself, it has a script that will be run after you install it. The script will download Skype from the official site.
UPD: Thanks to our Mageia friends for a package!