Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
How do I install Skype?

I am wondering what the command line is for the installation of skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_i386.deb from the terminal?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Bruno Pereira Apr 25 '12 at 10:02

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

up vote 6 down vote accepted

Since Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), Skype is part of the Canonical partner repository. To install Skype add the Canonical Partner Repository. You can do this by running the command

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner

Then install Skype via the Software-Center or via the Terminal.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype

It is highly recommended to use the package provided in the Canonical partner repository, not the one distributed from the skype website, as the skype website currently points users to the wrong package for 64-bit systems of Ubuntu 11.10 and above.

Refer this for more details in case of troubleshooting and running :

share|improve this answer
Hmmm, is that warning still current? – Kzqai Dec 26 '12 at 15:52

Goto the directory in terminal where .deb file is saved.

run the following command: sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_i386.deb

Or type sudo dpkg -i and drag and drop skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_i386.deb file on the terminal and hit enter.

Note: This is not recommended to intall using dpkg. You should always install using from end of dpkg like apt to resolve dependency if any. However stand alone packages can be installed without any problem like skype.

More info:

share|improve this answer
If the packages has any dependences, it won't install properly. After dpkg, run sudo apt-get install -f to install the dependencies and fix the package. – sanbor Apr 5 '13 at 17:26

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.