Skype on 12.04 x64 does not start even after purging and reinstalling it
I've tried many different ways:
I downloaded the file from the Skype website, which returned this error
Cannot install ia-32-libs.
I followed these instructions and here is what I got:
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/partner/Packages/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 126.96.36.199 80] W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/partner/Packages/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 188.8.131.52 80] E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
I even tried this command line:
sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 lib32asound2 ia32-libs libc6-i386 lib32gcc1 skype
And this is what I got:
Error: need a repository as argument pandora@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 lib32asound2 ia32-libs libc6-i386 lib32gcc1 skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-multiarch skype : Depends: skype-bin E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
I just don't know what to do anymore, if I can't use Skype, I might as well not use Ubuntu at all.
Please, someone help.