Thursday, June 5, 2014

Install Skype on ubuntu 12.10

After downloading the 64 bit Ubuntu 10.04 .deb package from, I tried to install with dpkg -i

sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.8-1_amd64.deb

This returned with:

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
 skype depends on lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.1.1-21); however:
  Package lib32stdc++6 is not installed.
 skype depends on lib32asound2 (>> 1.0.14); however:
  Package lib32asound2 is not installed.
 skype depends on ia32-libs; however:
  Package ia32-libs is not installed.
 skype depends on libc6-i386 (>= 2.7-1); however:
  Package libc6-i386 is not installed.
 skype depends on lib32gcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1-21+ia32.libs.1.19); however:
  Package lib32gcc1 is not installed.

To get skype working properly, the following steps must be taken

sudo dpkg -r ia32-libs

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -f

After this, running

sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.8-1_amd64.deb

should install skype.

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