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When I try to install it from the Software Center, it displays an error:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 skype: Depends: skype-bin but it is a virtual package

Running sudo apt-get install Skype gives the same error.

When I download it from the official website, the .deb file opens in Software Center and displays "Cannot install 'ia32-libs'" and doesn't even show the install button.

Please help. How can I install Skype?

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Try install ia32-libs with this: ia32-libs installation askubuntu answer. Then try install Skype again.

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I've tried but didn'nt work... Thanks.. – Erikson Sep 1 '12 at 5:42

Type from terminal sudo apt-get install skype-bin, this should get you the latest version of Skype from the repositories

The other option is to download the package from skype official website.

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I had similar kind of problem and this seemed to do the trick immediately:

Or simply in terminal:

  • gksu gedit /etc/
  • Add line:
  • /usr/lib32
  • Ctrl+S
  • Ctrl+Q
  • sudo ldconfig -v
  • Run Skype
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